Weak mag. 2.0 earthquake - 5.6 km north of Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand, on Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 8:53 pm (GMT +13) -

Weak mag. 2.0 earthquake - 5.6 km north of Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand, on Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 8:53 pm (GMT +13)

Weak magnitude 2.0 earthquake at 5 km depth

3 Apr 07:55 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 1 minute.
3 Apr 07:56: Magnitude recalculated from 2.8 to 2.2.
3 Apr 07:59: Magnitude recalculated from 2.2 to 2.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 3.4 to 4.8 km (from 2.1 to 3 mi).
Date & time: Apr 3, 2021 07:53:54 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 8:53 pm (GMT +13)
Magnitude: 2
Depth: 4.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.63419°S / 176.09477°E (Taupo District, Waikato, New Zealand)
Antipode: 38.634°N / 3.905°W
Nearest volcano: Taupo (22 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (3 mi) N of Taupo (pop: 22,500) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) NNE of Turangi (pop: 3,400) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) SSE of Tokoroa (pop: 14,300) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) SSW of Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) SW of Kawerau (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 6,700) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) SSE of Matamata (pop: 6,310) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (63 mi) SE of Cambridge (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) SE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) NW of Napier City (Hawke's Bay) (pop: 56,800) --> See nearby quakes!
316 km (196 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 12.8°C (55 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from W
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 107 joules (17.5 kilowatt hours) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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2.04.8 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)

User reports for this quake (5)

At magnitude 2.0, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people except under very favorable conditions.
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Taupo (1.3 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Taupo (1.3 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Taupo (1.3 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
TAUPO / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s : I felt the earth move under my feet I felt the sky tumbling down tumbling down  
Taupo / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
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