Weak mag. 2.3 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 59 km southwest of Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 20:22 (GMT) -
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Weak magnitude 2.3 earthquake at 12 km depth
24 Jul 20:28 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 6 minutes.
Depth: 12.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.32053°S / 174.58215°E↗ (Tasman Sea, New Zealand)
Antipode: 40.321°N / 5.418°W↗
Nearest volcano: Taranaki (122 km / 76 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
59 km (36 mi) SW of Whanganui (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) WNW of Levin (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) NW of Otaki (pop: 6,090) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) NNW of Paraparaumu (pop: 25,300) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) W of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) NNW of Porirua (pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) NNW of Upper Hutt (pop: 38,400) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (64 mi) NNW of Lower Hutt (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) N of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (94 mi) NE of Nelson (pop: 59,200) --> 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
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|2.3||12 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.