Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - 12 km southwest of Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, on Thursday, 25 Feb 2021 6:35 am (GMT +13) -

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - 12 km southwest of Hastings, Hawke\'s Bay, New Zealand, on Thursday, 25 Feb 2021 6:35 am (GMT +13)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 35 km depth

24 Feb 17:37 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
24 Feb 17:38: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 33.6 to 32.9 km (from 21 to 20 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.7 km (1.1 mi) towards NNW.
24 Feb 17:40: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 32.9 to 34.8 km (from 20 to 22 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.2 km (0.7 mi) towards WNW.
Update Wed, 24 Feb 2021, 17:42
Magnitude 4.3 earthquake strikes near Hastings, Hastings District, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
4.3 quake 25 Feb 6:35 am (GMT +13)
4.3 quake 25 Feb 6:35 am (GMT +13)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 occurred only 7 minutes ago 12 km southwest of Hastings, New Zealand, New Zealand's Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey (GeoNet) reported.
The quake hit at a moderately shallow depth of 34.8 km beneath the epicenter near Hastings, Hastings District, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, early morning on Thursday 25 February 2021 at 6:35 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.3 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Hastings (pop. 61,700) located 12 km from the epicenter, Taradale (pop. 16,600) 22 km away, and Napier City (pop. 56,800) 28 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 24 Feb 2021 17:35:19 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 25 Feb 2021 6:35 am (GMT +13)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 34.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.72842°S / 176.7834°E (Hastings District, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (115 km / 71 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (7 mi) SSW of Hastings (pop: 61,700) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) SSW of Taradale (Napier City) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (18 mi) SSW of Napier City (pop: 56,800) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) SSW of Wairoa (pop: 4,260) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) NE of Palmerston North (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) E of Wanganui (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (114 mi) SSE of Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (114 mi) SSE of Rotorua (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
243 km (151 mi) NE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (157 mi) SSE of Hamilton (Waikato) (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 16.1°C (61 F), humidity: 86%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from SW
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
4.335 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
4.354 km4.3 NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALANDEMSC
4.310 km19 Km S of Hastings, New ZealandUSGS

User reports for this quake (40)

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Napier / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Bridge Pa / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : I was asleep but got woken up due to shaking. Felt the shake for about 5 seconds maybe after I woke up.  
Waipukurau / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Noise then sudden jult  
Flaxmere Hastings / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 15-20 s
Hastings / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / very short : Very loud deep rumble noise and short sharp jolt  
Onekawa, Napier (25.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was fast asleep then was woken by house shaking  
259.8 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Hastings / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Napier / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Waipawa (27.4 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
Akina, Hastings (9.4 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Greenmeadows, napier / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Napier Ahuriri (28.7 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s : Shoke the bed and woke me up. Intensity 3 on a scale of 10  
41.2 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s : The quake woke me up. It was very brief and not intense.  
Puketapu / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Felt a sharp sideways jolt. The shake lasted a few seconds ...  
Hospital Hill, Napier / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Napier / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s
Napier, marine parade / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
hamiton / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
10.1 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s : was weird  
246.3 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Napier / not felt / 1-2 s : Only heard the sound of our building waking me up. Sounded like something hard hitting the side of the building. At around 0653 am  
Tuki tuki / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / 5-10 s
Hastings / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : I was in the bed nursing the baby i felt shaking sideways.  
Taradale / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s : Felt our house shake  
25.7 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s (reported through our app)
Napier / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 10-15 s : Just woke up, windows started rattling and house vibrating.  
Napier, Hawkes Bay / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : My Bed started shaking. I hurriedly moved out. And then it was all over .  
12.4 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Napier / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Eskdale (39.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 5-10 s
Havelock North / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
Napier / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Napier / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 5-10 s : Dogs barking running around everything inside shaking  
Napier, taradale / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Was pretty strong shaking but only lasted a few seconds  
Napier / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
Napier (28.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump (reported through our app)
Whaktu / Light shaking (MMI IV)
28.2 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Napier South, Napier / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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