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Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 28 km south of Gisborne, New Zealand, on Friday, Mar 31, 2023 at 3:11 am (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 28 km south of Gisborne, New Zealand, on Friday, Mar 31, 2023 at 3:11 am (GMT +13) Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 28 km south of Gisborne, New Zealand, on Friday, Mar 31, 2023 at 3:11 am (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 2.0 earthquake at 20 km depth

30 Mar 14:13 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 1 minute.
30 Mar 14:14: Magnitude recalculated from 1.8 to 2.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 15.8 to 20.8 km (from 9.8 to 12.9 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 13 km (8.3 mi) towards E.
30 Mar 14:16: Magnitude recalculated from 2.1 to 2.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 20.8 to 20.4 km (from 12.9 to 12.7 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.6 km (1 mi) towards SE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 30, 2023 14:11:45 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Mar 31, 2023 at 3:11 am (GMT +13)
Depth20.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.90079°S / 178.03664°E (South Pacific Ocean, Gisborne, New Zealand)
Antipode38.901°N / 1.963°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoReporoa (158 km / 98 mi)
Nearby towns and cities24 km (15 mi) S of Wainui (pop: 1,720) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
28 km (17 mi) S of Gisborne (pop: 34,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
30 km (19 mi) NE of Nuhaka (Hawke's Bay) (pop: 342) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
43 km (27 mi) ESE of Tiniroto (pop: 1,540) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
60 km (37 mi) ENE of Wairoa (Hawke's Bay) (pop: 4,260) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
72 km (45 mi) ENE of Raupunga (Hawke's Bay) (pop: 1,190) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
117 km (73 mi) NE of Napier City (Hawke's Bay) (pop: 56,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
384 km (239 mi) NE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 8.9°C (48 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from WNW
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 107 joules (17.5 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.
2.020 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
2.020 kmNew Zealand: Off E. Coast of N. Island, N.Z.RaspberryShake

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.0, 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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