Mag. 2.5 earthquake - 13 km SSE of Otane, New Zealand, on Friday, 30 Oct 12.57 pm (GMT +13) -

Mag. 2.5 earthquake  - 13 km SSE of Otane, New Zealand, on Friday, 30 Oct 12.57 pm (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 2.5 earthquake at 16 km depth

29 Oct 23:58 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 1 minutes.
29 Oct 23:59: Magnitude recalculated from 2.4 to 2.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 11.0 to 9.7 km (from 6.8 to 6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards SW.
30 Oct 00:01: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 9.7 to 16.0 km (from 6 to 9.9 mi).
Date & time: 29 Oct 2020 11:57:08 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 30 Oct 12.57 pm (GMT +13)
Magnitude: 2.5
Depth: 16.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.9804°S / 176.70927°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (125 km / 78 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) SSE of Otane (pop: 566)
31 km (19 mi) E of Takapau (pop: 597)
40 km (25 mi) SSW of Hastings (pop: 61,700)
57 km (35 mi) SSW of Napier City (pop: 56,800)
102 km (64 mi) ENE of Palmerston North (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 76,000)
141 km (87 mi) NE of Masterton (Wellington) (pop: 20,700)
142 km (88 mi) E of Wanganui (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 40,300)
142 km (88 mi) ENE of Levin (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 19,800)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 20°C (68 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 108 joules (98.6 kilowatt hours) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 2.516 km40 Km SSW of Hastings, New ZealandGEONET (NZ)

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