Minor mag. 2.3 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 65 km south of New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand, on Friday, 23 April 2021 at 02:04 (GMT) -
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Minor magnitude 2.3 earthquake at 178 km depth
23 Apr 02:07 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 3 minutes.
Depth: 177.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.64407°S / 174.16017°E (Tasman Sea, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Taranaki (39 km / 24 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) SSE of Manaia (pop: 902) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (7 mi) WSW of Hawera (pop: 11,100) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) SSW of Eltham (pop: 2,240) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 mi) SE of Opunake (pop: 1,500) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) S of New Plymouth (pop: 49,200) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (51 mi) WNW of Wanganui (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) WNW of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (116 mi) NNW of Lower Hutt (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) NNW of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (121 mi) NNE of Nelson (pop: 59,200) --> See nearby quakes!
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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|2.3||178 km||New Zealand||GEONET (NZ)|
User reports for this quakeAt magnitude 2.3, 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.