Minor mag. 2.4 earthquake - South Taranaki District, 72 km southeast of New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand, on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 07:51 (GMT) -

Minor mag. 2.4 earthquake - South Taranaki District, 72 km southeast of New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand, on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 07:51 (GMT)

Minor magnitude 2.4 earthquake at 147 km depth

8 Jul 07:53 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
8 Jul 08:01: Magnitude recalculated from 2.3 to 2.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 150.6 to 146.5 km (from 94 to 91 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6.6 km (4.1 mi) towards W.
Date & time: Jul 8, 2021 07:51:16 UTC -
Magnitude: 2.4
Depth: 146.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.4567°S / 174.75005°E (South Taranaki District, Taranaki, New Zealand)
Antipode: 39.457°N / 5.25°W
Nearest volcano: Taranaki (61 km / 38 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
34 km (21 mi) ENE of Meremere (pop: 379) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) E of Eltham (pop: 2,240) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) NE of Patea (pop: 1,290) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) ENE of Hawera (pop: 11,100) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) NNW of Whanganui (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) SE of Waitara (pop: 6,320) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) SE of New Plymouth (pop: 49,200) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) NW of Palmerston North (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) SSW of Hamilton (Waikato) (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (126 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: 2.5 x 108 joules (69.8 kilowatt hours) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
2.4147 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)

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