Minor mag. 2.6 earthquake - Western Bay of Plenty District, 42 km southeast of Tauranga, New Zealand, on Sunday, 7 Feb 2021 9:40 am (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 2.6 earthquake - Western Bay of Plenty District, 42 km southeast of Tauranga, New Zealand, on Sunday, 7 Feb 2021 9:40 am (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 131 km depth

6 Feb 20:42 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
6 Feb 20:48: Magnitude recalculated from 2.3 to 2.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 146.4 to 131.1 km (from 91 to 81 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 22 km (14 mi) towards WNW.
Date & time: 6 Feb 2021 20:40:18 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 7 Feb 2021 9:40 am (GMT +13)
Magnitude: 2.6
Depth: 131.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.8684°S / 176.58617°E (Western Bay of Plenty District, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Okataina (Tarawera) (33 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km (9 mi) W of Matata (pop: 722) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) SE of Maketu (pop: 1,080) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) WNW of Edgecumbe (pop: 1,640) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) NNW of Kawerau (pop: 6,700) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (23 mi) WNW of Whakatane (pop: 18,600) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) ESE of Tauranga (pop: 110,300) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) NE of Rotorua (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) NE of Rotorua (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (122 mi) SE of Auckland (pop: 417,900) --> See nearby quakes!
411 km (255 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 18.3°C (65 F), humidity: 63%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from S
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 tons of TNT) More info
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2.6131 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)

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