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Minor mag. 2.4 earthquake - 54 km east of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, on Monday, Mar 20, 2023 at 5:28 pm (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 2.4 earthquake - 54 km east of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, on Monday, Mar 20, 2023 at 5:28 pm (GMT +13) Minor mag. 2.4 earthquake - 54 km east of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, on Monday, Mar 20, 2023 at 5:28 pm (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 2.4 earthquake at 44 km depth

20 Mar 04:29 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 1 minute.
20 Mar 04:30: Magnitude recalculated from 2.1 to 2.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 50.5 to 51.4 km (from 31 to 32 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 0.9 km (0.6 mi) towards SW.
20 Mar 04:31: Magnitude recalculated from 2.5 to 2.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 51.4 to 50.3 km (from 32 to 31 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.2 km (2.6 mi) towards E.
20 Mar 04:34: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 50.3 to 44.4 km (from 31 to 28 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.4 km (2.1 mi) towards NNW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 20, 2023 04:28:03 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Mar 20, 2023 at 5:28 pm (GMT +13)
Depth44.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude40.30541°S / 176.24928°E (Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand)
Antipode40.305°N / 3.751°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoRuapehu (128 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities27 km (17 mi) N of Pongaroa (pop: 81) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
38 km (24 mi) ENE of Pahiatua (pop: 2,810) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
42 km (26 mi) E of Ashhurst (pop: 3,230) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
54 km (34 mi) E of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
88 km (55 mi) NE of Masterton (Wellington) (pop: 28,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
90 km (56 mi) SW of Hastings (Hawke's Bay) (pop: 61,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
90 km (56 mi) ENE of Levin (pop: 19,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
165 km (103 mi) NE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 19.5°C (67 F), humidity: 69%, wind: 6 m/s (13 kts) from WNW
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 x 108 joules (69.8 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
2.444 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
2.444 kmNorth Island, New ZealandRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.4, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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