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Minor mag. 2.2 earthquake - 34 Km NW of Levin, New Zealand, on 16 Oct 10:14 pm (GMT +13)

Minor mag. 2.2 earthquake  - 34 Km NW of Levin, New Zealand, on 16 Oct 10:14 pm (GMT +13)
16 Oct 09:17 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
16 Oct 09:19: Magnitude recalculated from 2.3 to 2.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 26.5 to 29.3 km (from 16.5 to 18.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.8 km (1.1 mi) towards E.
Date & time: 2020-10-16 09:14:55 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 16 Oct 10:14 pm (GMT +13)
Magnitude: 2.2
Depth: 29.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.4294°S / 174.9709°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (138 km / 86 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km (17 mi) W of Foxton (pop: 4,800)
29 km (18 mi) W of Himatangi (pop: 500)
34 km (21 mi) NW of Levin (pop: 19,800)
55 km (34 mi) W of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000)
88 km (54 mi) N of Lower Hutt (pop: 101,200)
97 km (60 mi) N of Wellington (pop: 381,900)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 6.9°C (44 F), humidity: 83%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 108 joules (35 kilowatt hours) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2020-10-16 09:14:55 UTC
16 Oct 10:14 pm (GMT +13)
M 2.2 / 29.3 km34 Km NW of Levin, New ZealandGEONET (NZ)

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
At magnitude 2.2, this quake was probably too small to be felt by humans, but it could be recorded instrumentally.
56.8 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 10-15 s

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Minor mag. 2.2 earthquake - 34 Km NW of Levin, New Zealand, on 16 Oct 10:14 pm (GMT +13)

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