Minor mag. 2.1 earthquake - New Zealand on Saturday, 16 September 2017
16 Sep 23:22 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 3 minutes.
Depth: 10.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.1555°S / 176.088°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Rotorua (18 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) S of Mamaku (pop: 800)
14 km (9 mi) W of Rotorua (pop: 65,900)
21 km (13 mi) NE of Tokoroa (pop: 14,300)
168 km (104 mi) SE of Manukau City (pop: 362,000)
187 km (116 mi) SE of Auckland (pop: 417,900)
187 km (116 mi) SE of Waitakere (pop: 208,100)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 107 joules (24.8 kilowatt hours) [learn more]
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.
|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Sat, 16 Sep 23:19 UTC||M 2.1 / 10.6 km||New Zealand||GEONET (NZ)|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.At magnitude 2.1, this quake was probably too small to be felt by humans, but it could be recorded instrumentally.