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Minor mag. 1.6 earthquake - New Zealand on Friday, Mar 31, 2023 at 3:48 am (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 1.6 earthquake - New Zealand on Friday, Mar 31, 2023 at 3:48 am (GMT +13) Minor mag. 1.6 earthquake - New Zealand on Friday, Mar 31, 2023 at 3:48 am (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 1.6 earthquake at 5 km depth

30 Mar 14:50 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
30 Mar 14:51: Magnitude recalculated from 1.4 to 1.3.
30 Mar 14:52: Magnitude recalculated from 1.3 to 1.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 6.1 to 5.2 km (from 3.8 to 3.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 0.8 km (0.5 mi) towards E.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 30, 2023 14:48:34 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Mar 31, 2023 at 3:48 am (GMT +13)
Depth5.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude39.12914°S / 175.66673°E (New Zealand)
Antipode39.129°N / 4.333°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoNgauruhoe (2 km / 1 mi)
Nearby towns and cities20 km (12 mi) SW of Turangi (pop: 3,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) ENE of National Park (pop: 500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
39 km (24 mi) N of Waiouru (pop: 1,350) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
61 km (38 mi) SW of Taupo (pop: 22,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
70 km (43 mi) NE of Jerusalem (pop: 1,160) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
101 km (63 mi) S of Tokoroa (pop: 14,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
104 km (65 mi) NNE of Whanganui (pop: 40,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
252 km (156 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky -5.4°C (22 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from SSW
Estimated seismic energy released1.6 x 107 joules (4.4 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.
1.65.2 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
1.65.2 kmNorth Island, New ZealandRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 1.6, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people, but could be recorded instrumentally.
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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