Mag. 0.6 earthquake - New Zealand on Saturday, 2 February 2019 at 00:44 (GMT)
Minor magnitude 0.6 earthquake at 6 km depth
2 Feb 00:46 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 1 minutes.
Depth: 5.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.22193°S / 175.36042°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (19 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) SW of National Park (Ruapehu District) (pop: 500)
13 km (8 mi) ENE of Pikiariki (Ruapehu District)
39 km (24 mi) NW of Waiouru (Ruapehu District) (pop: 1,350)
46 km (29 mi) SW of Turangi (pop: 3,400)
83 km (52 mi) NNE of Wanganui (pop: 40,300)
87 km (54 mi) SW of Taupo (pop: 22,500)
160 km (100 mi) S of Hamilton (pop: 152,600)
185 km (115 mi) SSW of Tauranga (pop: 110,300)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 105 joules (0.139 kilowatt hours) [learn more]
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 0.6||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 0.6, this quake was too small to be felt by humans, but it was recorded instrumentally.