Minor mag. 2.6 earthquake - New Zealand on Thursday, 22 August 2019
22 Aug 04:38 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
Depth: 12.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.58795°S / 174.4131°E (New Zealand)
Nearby towns and cities:
29 km (18 mi) NE of Seddon (pop: 500)
39 km (24 mi) E of Blenheim (pop: 26,600)
43 km (27 mi) SW of Brooklyn (pop: 3,900)
45 km (28 mi) SW of Wellington (pop: 381,900)
59 km (37 mi) SW of Lower Hutt (pop: 101,200)
170 km (106 mi) SW of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 tons of TNT) [learn more]
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Thu, 22 Aug 04:35 UTC||M 2.6 / 12 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 2.6, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.