Weak mag. 2.5 earthquake - South Taranaki District, 32 km southwest of New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand, on Friday, July 9, 2021 at 21:27 (GMT) -
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Weak magnitude 2.5 earthquake at 9 km depth
9 Jul 21:32 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 4 minutes.
Depth: 8.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.22883°S / 173.78217°E↗ (South Taranaki District, Taranaki, New Zealand)
Antipode: 39.229°N / 6.218°W↗
Nearest volcano: Taranaki (26 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (6 mi) WSW of Okato (pop: 528) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (7 mi) N of Rahotu (pop: 302) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) NNW of Opunake (pop: 1,500) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) SW of New Plymouth (pop: 49,200) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) WSW of Waitara (pop: 6,320) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) WNW of Eltham (pop: 2,240) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) NW of Hawera (pop: 11,100) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) NW of Whanganui (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (129 mi) SW of Hamilton (Waikato) (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
244 km (152 mi) NNW of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 108 joules (98.6 kilowatt hours) More info
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|2.5||8.7 km||New Zealand||GEONET (NZ)|
User reports for this quakeAt magnitude 2.5, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.