Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 254 km northeast of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Thursday, Sep 23, 2021 6:51 pm (GMT +12) -

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 254 km northeast of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Thursday, Sep 23, 2021 6:51 pm (GMT +12)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 212 km depth

23 Sep 06:54 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 3 minutes.
23 Sep 06:55: Magnitude recalculated from 4.0 to 4.2.
23 Sep 06:56: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 4.3.
Date & time: Sep 23, 2021 06:51:35 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, Sep 23, 2021 6:51 pm (GMT +12)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 212.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.95045°S / 178.02649°E (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode: 35.95°N / 1.974°W
Nearest volcano: Rumble IV (20 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
201 km (125 mi) N of Te Kaha (pop: 403) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (150 mi) NNE of Whakatane (pop: 18,600) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) NE of Tauranga (pop: 110,300) --> See nearby quakes!
258 km (161 mi) ENE of Thames (pop: 7,140) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) NNE of Rotorua (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
302 km (188 mi) ENE of Papakura (pop: 28,000) --> See nearby quakes!
308 km (191 mi) ENE of Pukekohe East (pop: 21,400) --> See nearby quakes!
314 km (195 mi) NE of Cambridge (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
318 km (198 mi) NE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
657 km (408 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 15.8°C (60 F), humidity: 87%, wind: 9 m/s (17 kts) from NNW
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
If you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable to earthquake science, seismic hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

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.
4.3212 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
4.1250 kmNew Zealand: OFF E. COAST OF N. ISLAND, N.Z.EMSC
4.1266 km204 Km NNE of Opotiki, New ZealandUSGS

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Try our free app!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Android | iOS version
Why is there advertising on this site?
Support us - Help us upgrade our services!
We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Improved multilanguage support
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Detailed quake stats
  • Additional seismic data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.