Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - North Island, 24 km southwest of Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand, on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 07:02 GMT

Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - North Island, 24 km southwest of Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand, on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 07:02 GMT Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - North Island, 24 km southwest of Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand, on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 07:02 GMT

Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 5 km depth

4 Sep 07:05 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
Sep 4 07:08: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 2.6 to 5.0 km.

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 4, 2019 07:02:52 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.2
Depth5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.8513°S / 175.90596°E (Taupo District, Waikato, New Zealand)
Antipode38.851°N / 4.094°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt15 reports
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoTaupo (8 km / 5 mi)
Nearby towns and cities18 km (11 mi) NNE of Turangi (pop: 3,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) SW of Taupo (pop: 22,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
69 km (43 mi) S of Tokoroa (pop: 14,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
85 km (53 mi) SSW of Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 65,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
112 km (70 mi) NW of Napier City (Hawke's Bay) (pop: 56,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
119 km (74 mi) NW of Hastings (Hawke's Bay) (pop: 61,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
131 km (81 mi) SSE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
132 km (82 mi) S of Tauranga (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 110,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
169 km (105 mi) N of Palmerston North (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 76,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
287 km (179 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
18 km (11 mi) NNW of North Island (pop: 3,749,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.25 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
4.810 kmNorth Island, New ZealandGFZ
5.15 kmNorth Island Of New ZealandEMSC
4.853 kmNorth Island, New ZealandBMKG
5.110 km14km WSW of Taupo, New ZealandUSGS

User reports for this quake (19)

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Hamilton (128.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Napier (111.3 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Motouapa Turangi / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Some ornaments came off shelves. Broken glasses etc. some sharp jolts  
112.3 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Steady swaying motion for about 10 - 15 seconds (reported through our app)  
11.3 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : First earthquake I've felt at in laws, i thought it was a truck he knew it was a quake, we were outside on a patio area  
Taumarunui (52.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Taupo / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mapiu / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Heard fireplace rattling first then felt slight wobble.  
turangi / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
161.4 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Waitara, Taranaki (141.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
25 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
24.8 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
51.5 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
170.1 km S of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
New Plymouth (New Zealand, 160 km W of epicenter) : No (reported through EMSC)  
Taumarunui (New Zealand, 56 km W of epicenter) : First a big jolt, then gentle swaying for several minutes (reported through EMSC)  
Taupo (New Zealand, 23 km NE of epicenter) : Very strong (reported through EMSC)  
Turangi (New Zealand, 18 km S of epicenter) : Very strong (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (68 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Oct 27, 2019 12:37
3 years ago
3.1

5 km
14 km S of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Oct 19, 2019 16:34
3 years ago
2.2

126 km
26 km W of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Oct 13, 2019 18:00
3 years ago
2.1

78 km
4.8 km NW of Turangi, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Oct 10, 2019 07:21
3 years ago
2.2

5 km
22 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 19, 2019 00:35
3 years ago
4.3

143 km
20 km W of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 15, 2019 04:54
3 years ago
2.4

5 km
North Island, 22 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 14, 2019 17:19
3 years ago
2.2

5 km
16 km N of Turangi, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 14, 2019 16:15
3 years ago
2.3

125 km
23 km W of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 14, 2019 12:39
3 years ago
2.1

3.7 km
North Island, 10.4 km NE of Turangi, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 11, 2019 15:13
3 years ago
2.0

5 km
North Island, 22 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 8, 2019 16:57
3 years ago
2.0

5 km
North Island, 23 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 8, 2019 05:01
3 years ago
2.5

5 km
North Island, 23 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 6, 2019 18:25
3 years ago
2.0

5 km
North Island, 24 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 6, 2019 13:11
3 years ago
2.7

5 km
North Island, 23 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 6, 2019 12:56
3 years ago
2.2

5 km
North Island, 24 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 6, 2019 12:31
3 years ago
2.4

5 km
North Island, 24 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 6, 2019 11:00
3 years ago
3.1

5 km
North Island, 22 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 6, 2019 08:38
3 years ago
2.2

5 km
North Island, 17 km NE of Turangi, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 6, 2019 06:04
3 years ago
2.4

5 km
North Island, 24 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 6, 2019 03:35
3 years ago
2.7

9.9 km
North Island, 24 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 6, 2019 01:44
3 years ago
2.4

5 km
24 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 6, 2019 01:31
3 years ago
3.3

5 km
North Island, 23 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 6, 2019 01:25
3 years ago
2.3

5 km
15 km S of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 5, 2019 22:05
3 years ago
3.1

5 km
North Island, 25 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 5, 2019 16:51
3 years ago
3.1

5 km
North Island, 24 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 5, 2019 15:08
3 years ago
2.1

111 km
30 km NW of Turangi, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 5, 2019 13:31
3 years ago
2.0

94 km
26 km W of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 5, 2019 07:22
3 years ago
2.1

5 km
North Island, 23 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 5, 2019 00:35
3 years ago
2.4

5 km
North Island, 23 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 21:52
3 years ago
2.0

5 km
North Island, 23 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 20:26
3 years ago
2.5

5 km
North Island, 23 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 20:00
3 years ago
2.0

5 km
24 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 16:31
3 years ago
2.8

5 km
North Island, 23 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 16:14
3 years ago
2.4

143 km
27 km W of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 15:49
3 years ago
2.5

5 km
North Island, 23 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 15:17
3 years ago
2.1

5 km
North Island, 23 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 12:55
3 years ago
2.0

4.5 km
North Island, 21 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 12:32
3 years ago
2.2

5 km
North Island, 23 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 12:07
3 years ago
2.0

5 km
North Island, 16 km NE of Turangi, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 11:27
3 years ago
2.4

5 km
North Island, 23 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 11:12
3 years ago
2.1

5 km
North Island, 22 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 11:03
3 years ago
2.3

5 km
North Island, 24 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 11:00
3 years ago
2.0

4.6 km
North Island, 24 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 10:01
3 years ago
2.2

5 km
North Island, 22 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 09:39
3 years ago
2.0

5.5 km
North Island, 24 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 09:06
3 years ago
2.2

5 km
North Island, 24 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 08:57
3 years ago
2.6

4.8 km
North Island, 22 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 08:54
3 years ago
2.1

5 km
North Island, 20 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 08:28
3 years ago
3.0

5 km
North Island, 22 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 08:24
3 years ago
2.0

5 km
North Island, 23 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 08:21
3 years ago
2.1

5 km
North Island, 24 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 08:10
3 years ago
2.1

5 km
16 km N of Turangi, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 08:05
3 years ago
3.6

5 km
North Island, 23 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 08:03
3 years ago
2.7

6.2 km
North Island, 21 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 07:53
3 years ago
2.0

6.5 km
North Island, 24 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 07:48
3 years ago
2.2

5 km
North Island, 25 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 07:45
3 years ago
2.3

5 km
North Island, 25 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 07:42
3 years ago
2.7

5 km
North Island, 23 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 07:42
3 years ago
2.4

5 km
North Island, 23 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 07:40
3 years ago
3.5

5 km
North Island, 22 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 07:36
3 years ago
2.4

5 km
North Island, 22 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 07:32
3 years ago
2.2

5 km
North Island, 25 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 07:26
3 years ago
2.8

5 km
North Island, 24 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 07:22
3 years ago
2.3

5.6 km
North Island, 16 km NE of Turangi, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 07:16
3 years ago
2.2

7.8 km
North Island, 24 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 07:14
3 years ago
2.0

5 km
North Island, 16 km NE of Turangi, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 07:08
3 years ago
2.3

5 km
North Island, 16 km NE of Turangi, Waikato, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 2019 07:04
3 years ago - felt
4.5

5 km
North Island, 24 km SW of Taupo, Waikato, New ZealandMore
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