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Minor mag. 1.9 earthquake - 31 km southeast of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Friday, Mar 31, 2023 at 5:55 am (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 1.9 earthquake - 31 km southeast of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Friday, Mar 31, 2023 at 5:55 am (GMT +13) Minor mag. 1.9 earthquake - 31 km southeast of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Friday, Mar 31, 2023 at 5:55 am (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 1.9 earthquake at 90 km depth

30 Mar 16:57 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
30 Mar 16:58: Magnitude recalculated from 1.7 to 1.9.
30 Mar 17:01: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 90.9 to 90.3 km (from 56 to 56 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.5 km (1 mi) towards W.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 30, 2023 16:55:24 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Mar 31, 2023 at 5:55 am (GMT +13)
Depth90.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.38739°S / 176.41274°E (Rotorua District, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand)
Antipode38.387°N / 3.587°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoReporoa (8 km / 5 mi)
Nearby towns and cities8 km (5 mi) NE of Reporoa (pop: 595) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (19 mi) SSE of Rotorua (pop: 65,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
41 km (25 mi) SW of Kawerau (pop: 6,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (27 mi) NE of Taupo (Waikato) (pop: 22,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
69 km (43 mi) SW of Whakatane (pop: 18,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
81 km (50 mi) SSE of Tauranga (pop: 110,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
120 km (74 mi) SE of Hamilton (Waikato) (pop: 152,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
351 km (218 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 5.8°C (42 F), humidity: 97%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from SW
Estimated seismic energy released4.5 x 107 joules (12.4 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.
1.990 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
1.990 kmNorth Island, New ZealandRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 1.9, 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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