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Weak mag. 2.1 earthquake - 66 km south of Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand, on Wednesday, Mar 22, 2023 at 5:01 am (GMT +13) -

Weak mag. 2.1 earthquake - 66 km south of Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand, on Wednesday, Mar 22, 2023 at 5:01 am (GMT +13) Weak mag. 2.1 earthquake - 66 km south of Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand, on Wednesday, Mar 22, 2023 at 5:01 am (GMT +13)

Weak magnitude 2.1 earthquake at 5 km depth

21 Mar 16:02 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 59 seconds.
21 Mar 16:03: Magnitude recalculated from 1.8 to 2.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 12.0 to 9.9 km (from 7.5 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 0.8 km (0.5 mi) towards SE.
21 Mar 16:05: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 9.9 to 5.0 km (from 6.2 to 3.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1 km (0.6 mi) towards NE.
21 Mar 16:08: Epicenter location corrected by 1.6 km (1 mi) towards N.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 21, 2023 16:01:05 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Mar 22, 2023 at 5:01 am (GMT +13)
Depth5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.37481°S / 175.28317°E (Waitomo District, Waikato, New Zealand)
Antipode38.375°N / 4.717°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoMaroa (70 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities18 km (11 mi) NNW of Benneydale (pop: 186) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
23 km (14 mi) SSE of Otorohanga (pop: 2,670) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
38 km (24 mi) S of Kihikihi (pop: 3,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
57 km (35 mi) SSW of Cambridge (pop: 15,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
66 km (41 mi) S of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
78 km (48 mi) WNW of Taupo (pop: 22,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
88 km (55 mi) WSW of Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 65,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
327 km (203 mi) N of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 10.2°C (50 F), humidity: 99%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from SSE
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 107 joules (24.8 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.
2.15 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
2.15 kmNorth Island, New ZealandRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.1, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people except under very favorable 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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