Minor mag. 2.6 earthquake - Stratford District, Taranaki, 83 km north of Wanganui, New Zealand, on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 09:19 (GMT) -

Minor mag. 2.6 earthquake - Stratford District, Taranaki, 83 km north of Wanganui, New Zealand, on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 09:19 (GMT)

Minor magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 197 km depth

7 Jul 09:22 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 3 minutes.
7 Jul 09:24: Magnitude recalculated from 2.5 to 2.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 141.9 to 196.8 km (from 88 to 122 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 30 km (18 mi) towards NW.
Date & time: Jul 7, 2021 09:19:11 UTC -
Magnitude: 2.6
Depth: 196.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.19635°S / 174.93999°E (Stratford District, Taranaki, New Zealand)
Antipode: 39.196°N / 5.06°W
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (55 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
40 km (25 mi) W of National Park (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 500) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) ESE of Waitara (pop: 6,320) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (44 mi) NE of Hawera (pop: 11,100) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) E of New Plymouth (pop: 49,200) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (51 mi) N of Whanganui (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) NNW of Palmerston North (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (99 mi) S of Hamilton (Waikato) (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (102 mi) SW of Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) SSW of Tauranga (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 110,300) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (145 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: 5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 tons of TNT) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
2.6197 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)

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