Minor mag. 2.3 earthquake - New Zealand on Friday, 8 June 2018
8 Jun 12:44 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
Depth: 5.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.5805°S / 177.3775°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: White Island (19 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
32 km (20 mi) NW of Te Kaha (pop: 400)
48 km (30 mi) N of Opotiki (pop: 4,000)
54 km (34 mi) NE of Whakatane (pop: 18,600)
107 km (67 mi) E of Tauranga (pop: 110,300)
117 km (73 mi) NE of Rotorua (pop: 65,900)
186 km (115 mi) E of Hamilton (pop: 152,600)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 108 joules (49.4 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|
|Fri, 8 Jun 12:42 UTC||M 2.3 / 5.5 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 2.3, this quake was probably too small to be felt by humans, but it could be recorded instrumentally.