Weak mag. 2.7 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 15 km northwest of New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand, on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 22:29 (GMT) -

Weak mag. 2.7 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 15 km northwest of New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand, on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 22:29 (GMT)

Weak magnitude 2.7 earthquake at 5 km depth

13 Jul 22:32 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
13 Jul 22:36: Magnitude recalculated from 2.6 to 2.7. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 9.1 to 5.0 km (from 5.7 to 3.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.3 km (0.8 mi) towards N.
Date & time: Jul 13, 2021 22:29:59 UTC -
Magnitude: 2.7
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.94556°S / 174.00308°E (Tasman Sea, New Zealand)
Antipode: 38.946°N / 5.997°W
Nearest volcano: Taranaki (39 km / 24 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
15 km (9 mi) NNW of New Plymouth (pop: 49,200) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) WNW of Waitara (pop: 6,320) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) NNE of Opunake (pop: 1,500) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) NNW of Eltham (pop: 2,240) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) NNW of Hawera (pop: 11,100) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) NW of Whanganui (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) SW of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
209 km (130 mi) NW of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) SW of Tauranga (pop: 110,300) --> See nearby quakes!
269 km (167 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: 7.1 x 108 joules (197 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.169 tons of TNT) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
2.75 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)

User reports for this quake (1)

At magnitude 2.7, 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.
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New Plymouth / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
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