Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - 8.3 km southeast of Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand, on Wednesday, 26 May 2021 at 17:26 (GMT) -

Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - 8.3 km southeast of Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand, on Wednesday, 26 May 2021 at 17:26 (GMT)

Light magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 5 km depth

26 May 17:29 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
26 May 17:33: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 4.6 to 5.0 km (from 2.9 to 3.1 mi).
Date & time: 26 May 2021 17:26:55 UTC -
Magnitude: 3.1
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.73081°S / 176.15688°E (Taupo District, Waikato, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Taupo (17 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) SE of Taupo (pop: 22,500) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) NE of Turangi (pop: 3,400) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) SSE of Tokoroa (pop: 14,300) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) S of Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) S of Rotorua (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) S of Tauranga (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 110,300) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) SE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) SE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
243 km (151 mi) SSE of Auckland (pop: 417,900) --> See nearby quakes!
308 km (191 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.15 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
3.15 km3.1 NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALANDEMSC

User reports for this quake (10)

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Taupo, Waikato (1.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling
Taupo / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s
Richmond Heights Taupo (4.9 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 20-30 s : It woke me from my   
Taupo (7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : woke up from sleep and heard the house creaking and could feel the bed moving  
Taupo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Taupo / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 5-10 s : I woke up to it around 5:30 I think it was . It lasted maybe 5 seconds then I went back to sleep I can't exactly remember what I felt just that I knew it was a earthquake  
Wharewaka / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Taupo / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s
Taupo (7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : woke up from sleep and heard the house creaking and could feel the bed moving  
Taupo / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 5-10 s
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