Light mag. 3.6 earthquake - Waitomo District, Waikato, 58 km northeast of New Plymouth, New Zealand, on Saturday, 27 Mar 2021 9:00 am (GMT +13) -

Light mag. 3.6 earthquake - Waitomo District, Waikato, 58 km northeast of New Plymouth, New Zealand, on Saturday, 27 Mar 2021 9:00 am (GMT +13)

Light magnitude 3.6 earthquake at 12 km depth

26 Mar 20:02 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
26 Mar 20:03: Magnitude recalculated from 3.9 to 4.0.
26 Mar 20:10: Magnitude recalculated from 4.0 to 3.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 15.7 to 12.0 km (from 9.8 to 7.5 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.2 km (0.8 mi) towards ENE.
Date & time: 26 Mar 2021 20:00:31 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 27 Mar 2021 9:00 am (GMT +13)
Magnitude: 3.6
Depth: 12.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.74137°S / 174.60274°E (Waitomo District, Waikato, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Taranaki (76 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
34 km (21 mi) NNE of Urenui (Taranaki) (pop: 421) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) NE of Waitara (Taranaki) (pop: 6,320) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) NE of New Plymouth (Taranaki) (pop: 49,200) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) SW of Otorohanga (pop: 2,670) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) NNE of Hawera (Taranaki) (pop: 11,100) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) SSW of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) SSW of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) W of Taupo (pop: 22,500) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) S of Auckland (pop: 417,900) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) N of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) WNW of North Island (pop: 3,749,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 14.5°C (58 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1010 joules (4.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 3.79 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.612 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
4.016 km4.0 NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALANDEMSC
3.310 km56 Km N of Waitara, New ZealandUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
New Plymouth / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
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