Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - New Zealand on Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 22 km south of Ohura, Ruapehu District, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, on Tuesday, 30 October 2018 at 02:13 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 22 km south of Ohura, Ruapehu District, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, on Tuesday, 30 October 2018 at 02:13 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 207 km depth

30 Oct 02:16 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
Oct 30 02:17: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 164.8 to 144.7 km.
Oct 30 02:27: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 6.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 144.7 to 207.1 km.
Date & time: 30 Oct 2018 02:13:41 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 207.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.03259°S / 175.00746°E (Ruapehu District, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ngauruhoe (38 km / 24 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
22 km (14 mi) S of Ohura (pop: 225) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) E of New Plymouth (Taranaki) (pop: 49,200) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) NE of Hawera (Taranaki) (pop: 11,100) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) N of Wanganui (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) S of Hamilton (Waikato) (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) SW of Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) SW of Rotorua (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) NNW of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
244 km (152 mi) S of Auckland (pop: 417,900) --> See nearby quakes!
251 km (156 mi) N of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.2207 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
6.1230 kmNorth Island, New ZealandGeoAu
6.1227 km- 64km ESE of Waitara, New ZealandUSGS
6.0223 kmNorth Island, New Zealand [Land: New Zealand]INGV
6.1224 km NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALANDEMSC

User reports for this quake (102)

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china / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : i died during the quake my body got crushed by an transgender  
CHRISTCHURCH / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
CHRISTCHURCH (550 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Sideways movement, house structure noise. A bit scary.  
164.9 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 1st wave small.like truck going past.2nd wave differently a quake and ready to move if it got worse.lot of noise and swaying.things rattled.  
Gisborne / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It was scary it was really long and seemed to stop midway the it shock really strong after  
Auckland (244.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
40.9 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
171.6 km S of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Wanganui (98.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : A quick jolt and a wee wobble for a few seconds after  
Gisborne (261.6 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
136.6 km N of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Christchurch (553.5 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : laying on couch, felt earth movement for only 1 second and really weak  
Onerua (250.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Wellington / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
168 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Wellington at the Embassy theater (261.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : was more of a rolling wave feeling lasted at least a minute then a smaller shorter roll after.  
feilding / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
christchurch / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
243.7 km S of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : A few things fell from shelves at work. Hanging items swung significantly. Felt strongly first a jolt then a rolling motion that lasted some time (reported through our app)  
Marton / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
159.7 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Christchurch (534.5 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Palmerston North (159.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Napier / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : All around me started to shaking  
NewPlymouth / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Enough to make you brace against loosing balance bird bath slopping over.  
Pohara (269.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Christchurch / Light shaking (MMI IV)
542.4 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Palmerston north (205.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
National Park Village / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
251.7 km S of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
wellington / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
gisborne / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
286.9 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
286.9 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Mapua (306.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Akaroa / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Light shaking for 5 seconds. Akaroa.  
Tawera whakatane (195 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Quite a wobble for a few seconds (reported through our app)  
NEW PLYMOUTH (117.3 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
nelson / Light shaking (MMI IV)
320.7 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
910/46 Nairn Street, Mount Cook, Wellington / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Martinborough (446.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Wanganui (101.1 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Standing outsde bbq lunch quite noticable swaying. Duck sitting on eggs came off nest. (reported through our app)  
295.6 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Hastings (172 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
whanganui / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : went for a long time big rolling follow by a decent shake  
Waitara, Taranaki (65.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Went on for much longer than others felt in the past excluding the big Christchurch one. Sideways movement east to west. (reported through our app)  
Masterton 67 Cole street / Light shaking (MMI IV) : One jolt then longer jolt  
New plymouth / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Cats noticed it before the shaking started  
530.6 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Christchurch, Addington / Light shaking (MMI IV) : My work desk was wobbling as was the chair I was sitting on. But no damage reported in workplace.  
170.2 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Christchurch (555.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
286.2 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
531.2 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Good strong (but gentle) shake, lasted about a minute. (reported through our app)  
254.7 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Blenheim / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mangatoro (172.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It says here 6.7 (reported through our app)  
Cashmere (542.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
porirua (232.4 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Way very long (reported through our app)  
232.2 km S of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
241.1 km S of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Christchurch (539 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
541.7 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
27.8 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Christchurch Rutherford Building (541 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
530.5 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Nelson / Weak shaking (MMI III)
194.9 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Quite a wobble (reported through our app)  
Palmerston North / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Nelson Airport (294.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
555.8 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Christchurch (536.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Rocked sideways in my chair (reported through our app)  
231.1 km S of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
536.4 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Quick jolt and shaking for roughly 1min after. (reported through our app)  
Palmerston North (159.6 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Wave hit and then shaking subsided after about 8-12 seconds. (reported through our app)  
New Plymouth / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Palmerston North / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Rangiora (515.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Masterton / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Willis village wellington (251.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
173.4 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Very long and strong (reported through our app)  
Swannanoa (New Zealand, 523 km SW of epicenter) : Felt in Christchurch CBD our building felt as if it was rolling from side to side and for about a min or so (reported through EMSC)  
(New Zealand, 423 km SW of epicenter) : Began with a distant increasing rumble like an aeroplane. Then strong and jerky shaking for about 20 seconds. We ran outside. Everyone felt it except those driving. (reported through EMSC)  
The Pines Beach (New Zealand, 516 km S of epicenter) : Not nice (reported through EMSC)  
Nelson (New Zealand, 289 km SW of epicenter) : Good shake. Two in a row a short string one and a second a bit less but longer (reported through EMSC)  
Blenheim (New Zealand, 286 km S of epicenter) : Light shaking in Blenheim. (reported through EMSC)  
(New Zealand, 278 km SW of epicenter) : Dog picked it up before us,shook for some time after. (reported through EMSC)  
Gisborne (New Zealand, 269 km E of epicenter) : Se sintió por 3 o 4 segundos (reported through EMSC)  
Wellington (New Zealand, 248 km S of epicenter) : Felt like being on a train when it crosses tracks.. want to scary (reported through EMSC)  
Paraparaumu North (New Zealand, 205 km S of epicenter) : It was a good shake/jolt followed by shakingthat went on for about 20 seconds or so. Lights swung, the windows rattled...it was obvious it was an earthquake. (reported through EMSC)  
Havelock North (New Zealand, 176 km E of epicenter) : good shake from two directions in Hastings (reported through EMSC)  
Napier (New Zealand, 172 km E of epicenter) : It was very short one. I felt only two shakes. (reported through EMSC)  
(New Zealand, 543 km S of epicenter) : laster d about 20 seconds. Sideways movement. Hanging baskets and light fittings got a good swing on. (reported through EMSC)  
(New Zealand, 332 km SW of epicenter) : Geonet has it at 6.7 mag. Felt one also at 12.45pm but not recorded at all? (reported through EMSC)  
(New Zealand, 318 km S of epicenter) : two shakes one after another in quick succession. A very good shake with approx 10 seconds in total duration. (reported through EMSC)  
Wellington (New Zealand, 248 km S of epicenter) : Never felt an earthquake before but the whole house shook - felt the shaking and it was clearly audible. A dish fell of the rack. Lasted for about 5 seconds. (reported through EMSC)  
Wellington (New Zealand, 245 km S of epicenter) : A first jolt and then a second stronger an long (reported through EMSC)  
Napier (New Zealand, 172 km E of epicenter) : Short but quiet strong one (reported through EMSC)  
Whanganui (New Zealand, 96 km S of epicenter) : Ressenti je crois jusqu’à Whanganui (reported through EMSC)  
(New Zealand, 91 km SE of epicenter) : Good strong shake for about 10 seconds. Made the walls creak a bit! (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (338 quakes):
  • 26 Apr 2019 19:58 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    6.9 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 26 Apr 2019 10:55 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    132.5 km (82.3 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 26 Apr 2019 06:07 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    135.7 km (84.3 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 25 Apr 2019 23:47 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    148.2 km (92.1 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (23 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 24 Apr 2019 22:23 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    133.3 km (82.8 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (41 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 24 Apr 2019 22:13 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    85.9 km (53.4 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 24 Apr 2019 18:06 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    44.4 km (27.6 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 23 Apr 2019 23:41 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    120.3 km (74.8 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 22 Apr 2019 14:20 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    143.3 km (89 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 22 Apr 2019 14:18 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    5.7 km (3.5 mi) depth
    |
    73 km (45 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 21 Apr 2019 19:13 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    205.2 km (127.5 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 21 Apr 2019 05:47 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    135.3 km (84.1 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 18 Apr 2019 17:17 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    35.9 km (22.3 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 16 Apr 2019 03:37 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    128.2 km (79.7 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (41 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 15 Apr 2019 23:19 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    75.1 km (46.7 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 15 Apr 2019 23:19 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    87.5 km (54.4 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • Show all

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