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Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean on Sunday, Jan 9, 2022 at 12:06 pm (GMT -12) -

Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean on Sunday, Jan 9, 2022 at 12:06 pm (GMT -12) Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean on Sunday, Jan 9, 2022 at 12:06 pm (GMT -12)

Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 7 km depth

10 Jan 00:10 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 4 minutes.
10 Jan 00:11: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.7. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 33.0 to 139.4 km (from 21 to 87 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 112 km (70 mi) towards WNW.
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15 Jan 03:56: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 7.0 km (from 6.2 to 4.3 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 0.8 km (0.5 mi) towards W.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 10, 2022 00:06:30 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Jan 9, 2022 at 12:06 pm (GMT -12)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.2
Depth7.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude33.7958°S / 179.5444°E
Antipode33.796°N / 0.456°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoBrothers (128 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities486 km (302 mi) NE of Whitianga (pop: 3,370) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
490 km (305 mi) NE of Tairua (pop: 1,590) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
494 km (307 mi) NE of Coromandel (pop: 1,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
504 km (313 mi) NE of Whangamata (pop: 4,250) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
519 km (323 mi) NE of Thames (pop: 7,140) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
521 km (324 mi) NE of Waihi (pop: 4,620) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
530 km (329 mi) NE of Paeroa (pop: 3,990) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
533 km (331 mi) NE of Ngatea (pop: 1,150) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 20.9°C (70 F), humidity: 67%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from E
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) | 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.27 kmSouth of the Kermadec IslandsUSGS
6.210 kmSouth of Kermadec IslandsGFZ
6.310 kmSOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDSEMSC
6.210 kmSouth of Kermadec IslandsRaspberryShake
6.510 kmNear AucklandRENASS
6.110.9 kmNew Zealand [Sea]INGV
6.110 kmSouth of Kermadec IslandsGeoAu
6.333 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)

Seismograms

Seismic station: South Karori, New Zealand (SNZO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 938 km / 583 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station South Karori, New Zealand: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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2 consitt street takapau / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / very short (reported through our app)

Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (58 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jul 7, 2022 01:55
22 weeks ago
4.4

240 km
South Pacific Ocean, 538 km NE of Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New ZealandMore
Jul 5, 2022 18:11
23 weeks ago
4.2

100 km
Bay of Plenty, New ZealandMore
Jul 3, 2022 18:21
23 weeks ago
3.8

323 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Jul 3, 2022 09:50
23 weeks ago
3.7

260 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jul 2, 2022 08:36
23 weeks ago
4.1

460 km
South Pacific Ocean, 489 km NE of Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New ZealandMore
Jun 26, 2022 22:41
24 weeks ago
4.0

100 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Jun 24, 2022 18:29
24 weeks ago
3.9

100 km
603 km N of Gisborne, New ZealandMore
Jun 21, 2022 09:41
25 weeks ago
3.8

284 km
South Pacific Ocean, 545 km NE of Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New ZealandMore
Jun 19, 2022 23:46
25 weeks ago
4.5

161 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jun 17, 2022 05:06
25 weeks ago
4.2

272 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Jun 5, 2022 14:03
27 weeks ago
3.7

331 km
New ZealandMore
May 29, 2022 17:43
28 weeks ago
4.6

100 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 18, 2022 13:42
29 weeks ago
3.8

206 km
South Pacific Ocean, 485 km NE of Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New ZealandMore
May 13, 2022 06:45
30 weeks ago
4.3

300 km
South Pacific Ocean, Gisborne, New ZealandMore
May 6, 2022 09:14
31 weeks ago
4.2

222 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 3, 2022 07:28
32 weeks ago
3.5

259 km
465 km NE of Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New ZealandMore
Apr 28, 2022 22:21
32 weeks ago
4.8

100 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Apr 18, 2022 08:52
34 weeks ago
3.9

304 km
South Pacific Ocean, 539 km N of Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New ZealandMore
Apr 11, 2022 00:21
35 weeks ago
3.5

257 km
Bay of Plenty, New ZealandMore
Apr 10, 2022 07:09
35 weeks ago
3.9

247 km
Bay of PlentyMore
Apr 10, 2022 05:39
35 weeks ago
3.8

418 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Mar 31, 2022 01:49
36 weeks ago
4.0

342 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Mar 27, 2022 18:18
37 weeks ago
3.8

315 km
New ZealandMore
Mar 27, 2022 12:25
37 weeks ago
4.4

280 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Mar 27, 2022 11:49
37 weeks ago
4.2

277 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Mar 26, 2022 17:32
37 weeks ago
4.0

251 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Mar 22, 2022 17:42
38 weeks ago
4.0

146 km
South Pacific Ocean, 528 km NE of Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New ZealandMore
Mar 14, 2022 09:35
39 weeks ago
3.7

270 km
551 km N of Gisborne, New ZealandMore
Mar 8, 2022 14:28
40 weeks ago
3.9

290 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Mar 6, 2022 02:35
40 weeks ago
4.0

174 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Feb 28, 2022 17:20
41 weeks ago
4.1

100 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Feb 28, 2022 02:08
41 weeks ago
4.4

114 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 21, 2022 05:40
42 weeks ago
3.5

300 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Feb 17, 2022 10:11
42 weeks ago
3.8

277 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Feb 12, 2022 03:43
43 weeks ago
4.2

300 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Feb 10, 2022 04:40
43 weeks ago
5.1

10 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Feb 9, 2022 18:52
43 weeks ago
4.2

172 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 8, 2022 16:04
44 weeks ago
4.0

100 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Jan 30, 2022 23:28
45 weeks ago
4.4

401 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 30, 2022 15:15
45 weeks ago
3.9

100 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Jan 25, 2022 15:00
46 weeks ago
3.8

299 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Jan 22, 2022 12:21
46 weeks ago
3.8

331 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 21, 2022 16:11
46 weeks ago
4.5

203 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Jan 13, 2022 09:31
47 weeks ago
3.6

33 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Jan 10, 2022 16:41
48 weeks ago
3.9

33 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Jan 10, 2022 16:03
48 weeks ago
3.4

33 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Jan 10, 2022 15:37
48 weeks ago
2.9

33 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Jan 10, 2022 15:26
48 weeks ago
3.2

33 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Jan 10, 2022 15:05
48 weeks ago
3.7

33 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Jan 10, 2022 14:44
48 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Jan 10, 2022 11:43
48 weeks ago
3.2

33 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Jan 10, 2022 07:15
48 weeks ago
4.4

33 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Jan 10, 2022 06:26
48 weeks ago
5.3

10 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Jan 10, 2022 03:20
48 weeks ago
4.1

33 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Jan 10, 2022 01:26
48 weeks ago
4.7

33 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Jan 10, 2022 01:26
48 weeks ago
5.2

10 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Jan 10, 2022 00:35
48 weeks ago
5.2

10 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Jan 10, 2022 00:28
48 weeks ago
3.9

33 km
South Pacific OceanMore
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