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Minor mag. 2.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Thursday, Mar 23, 2023 at 12:02 pm (GMT +12) -

Minor mag. 2.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Thursday, Mar 23, 2023 at 12:02 pm (GMT +12) Minor mag. 2.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Thursday, Mar 23, 2023 at 12:02 pm (GMT +12)

Minor magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 128 km depth

23 Mar 00:05 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
23 Mar 00:06: Magnitude recalculated from 2.1 to 2.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 56.6 to 128.3 km (from 35 to 80 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 106 km (66 mi) towards N.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 23, 2023 00:02:42 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Mar 23, 2023 at 12:02 pm (GMT +12)
Depth128.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude36.78887°S / 177.45581°E (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode36.789°N / 2.544°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoClark (51 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities117 km (73 mi) NW of Hicks Bay (pop: 1,390) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
551 km (342 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 17.9°C (64 F), humidity: 66%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from E
Estimated seismic energy released1 x 109 joules (278 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.239 tons of TNT) | 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.
2.8128 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
2.8128 kmNew Zealand: Off E. Coast of N. Island, N.Z.RaspberryShake

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.8, 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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