Minor mag. 2.3 earthquake - 5.7 km southwest of Hastings, Hawke\'s Bay, New Zealand, on Monday, 1 Mar 2021 12:17 am (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 2.3 earthquake - 5.7 km southwest of Hastings, Hawke\'s Bay, New Zealand, on Monday, 1 Mar 2021 12:17 am (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 2.3 earthquake at 30 km depth

28 Feb 11:18 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 1 minutes.
28 Feb 11:19: Magnitude recalculated from 2.2 to 2.4.
28 Feb 11:20: Magnitude recalculated from 2.4 to 2.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 29.8 to 29.6 km (from 18.5 to 18.4 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.4 km (0.9 mi) towards NNW.
Date & time: 28 Feb 2021 11:17:10 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 1 Mar 2021 12:17 am (GMT +13)
Magnitude: 2.3
Depth: 29.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.6787°S / 176.80885°E (Hastings District, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (115 km / 71 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) SW of Hastings (pop: 61,700) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (10 mi) SSW of Taradale (Napier City) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) SSW of Napier City (pop: 56,800) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) SSW of Wairoa (pop: 4,260) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) NE of Palmerston North (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) E of Wanganui (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) SSE of Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) SSE of Rotorua (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (146 mi) NE of Lower Hutt (Wellington) (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) NE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 19.4°C (67 F), humidity: 81%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from E
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 108 joules (49.4 kilowatt hours) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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2.330 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)

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