Minor mag. 2.9 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 69 km south of New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand, on Monday, July 12, 2021 at 21:39 (GMT) -
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Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 186 km depth
12 Jul 21:44 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 4 minutes.
Depth: 186.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.68539°S / 174.11174°E↗ (Tasman Sea, New Zealand)
Antipode: 39.685°N / 5.888°W↗
Nearest volcano: Taranaki (43 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
15 km (9 mi) S of Manaia (pop: 902) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) SW of Hawera (pop: 11,100) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) SSW of Eltham (pop: 2,240) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) SE of Opunake (pop: 1,500) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) S of New Plymouth (pop: 49,200) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) WNW of Whanganui (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) WNW of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (114 mi) NNW of Lower Hutt (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) NNW of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 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: 1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 tons of TNT) More info
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|2.9||186 km||New Zealand||GEONET (NZ)|
User reports for this quakeAt magnitude 2.9, 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.