Mag. 2.8 earthquake - 14 km SSE of Otane, New Zealand, on Friday, 30 Oct 2.04 pm (GMT +13) -

Mag. 2.8 earthquake  - 14 km SSE of Otane, New Zealand, on Friday, 30 Oct 2.04 pm (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 18 km depth

30 Oct 01:06 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
30 Oct 01:08: Magnitude recalculated from 2.7 to 2.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 15.8 to 17.7 km (from 9.8 to 11 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.6 km (1 mi) towards SSW.
Date & time: 30 Oct 2020 01:04:37 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 30 Oct 2.04 pm (GMT +13)
Magnitude: 2.8
Depth: 17.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.99016°S / 176.7095°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (126 km / 78 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) S of Patangata
13 km (8 mi) E of Waipukurau
14 km (8 mi) SSE of Otane (pop: 566)
21 km (13 mi) S of Opapa
31 km (19 mi) E of Takapau (pop: 597)
41 km (25 mi) SSW of Hastings (pop: 61,700)
58 km (36 mi) SSW of Napier City (Hastings District) (pop: 56,800)
102 km (63 mi) ENE of Palmerston North (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 76,000)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 21.1°C (70 F), humidity: 68%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 109 joules (278 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.239 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 2.818 km41 Km SSW of Hastings, New ZealandGEONET (NZ)

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Mag. 2.8 earthquake - 14 km SSE of Otane, New Zealand, on Friday, 30 Oct 2.04 pm (GMT +13)
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