Minor mag. 2.3 earthquake - South Taranaki District, 55 km southeast of New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand, on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 21:23 (GMT) -
Quake Data | Interactive map | User Reports | Earlier quakes here | Quakes in New Zealand | Taranaki | Manawatu-Wanganui | Wellington | Waikato
Minor magnitude 2.3 earthquake at 132 km depth
23 Jul 21:32 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 8 minutes.
Depth: 131.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.46858°S / 174.44865°E↗ (South Taranaki District, Taranaki, New Zealand)
Antipode: 39.469°N / 5.551°W↗
Nearest volcano: Taranaki (38 km / 24 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) ESE of Eltham (pop: 2,240) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) NE of Hawera (pop: 11,100) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) N of Patea (pop: 1,290) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) SE of New Plymouth (pop: 49,200) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) SSE of Waitara (pop: 6,320) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) NW of Whanganui (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) NW of Palmerston North (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) NNW of Lower Hutt (Wellington) (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) SSW of Hamilton (Waikato) (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 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: 1.8 x 108 joules (49.4 kilowatt hours) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
|2.3||132 km||New Zealand||GEONET (NZ)|
User reports for this quakeAt magnitude 2.3, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people except under very favorable conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.