Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - Waitomo District, 78 km south of Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand, on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 18:40 (GMT) -
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Minor magnitude 2.0 earthquake at 249 km depth
21 Apr 18:48 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 8 minutes.
Depth: 249.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.48422°S / 175.37773°E (Waitomo District, Waikato, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Maroa (62 km / 39 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
32 km (20 mi) E of Piopio (pop: 502) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) SSE of Otorohanga (pop: 2,670) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) SW of Tokoroa (pop: 14,300) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (41 mi) WNW of Taupo (pop: 22,500) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) S of Cambridge (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) S of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) WSW of Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) WSW of Rotorua (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) SSE of Auckland (pop: 417,900) --> See nearby quakes!
316 km (196 mi) N of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
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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User reports for this quakeAt magnitude 2.0, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people except under very favorable conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.