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Minor mag. 1.9 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 35 km northwest of Wellington, New Zealand, on Thursday, Nov 25, 2021 at 10:30 am (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 1.9 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 35 km northwest of Wellington, New Zealand, on Thursday, Nov 25, 2021 at 10:30 am (GMT +13) Minor mag. 1.9 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 35 km northwest of Wellington, New Zealand, on Thursday, Nov 25, 2021 at 10:30 am (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 1.9 earthquake at 24 km depth

24 Nov 21:33 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 3 minutes.
24 Nov 21:36: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 21.9 to 23.5 km (from 13.6 to 14.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.8 km (1.1 mi) towards NNW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 24, 2021 21:30:03 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Nov 25, 2021 at 10:30 am (GMT +13)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude1.9
Depth23.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude40.99763°S / 174.61189°E (Tasman Sea, New Zealand)
Antipode40.998°N / 5.388°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoTaranaki (194 km / 121 mi)
Nearby towns and cities25 km (16 mi) NW of Porirua (pop: 50,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (22 mi) NNW of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (22 mi) WSW of Paraparaumu (pop: 30,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (22 mi) NW of Lower Hutt (pop: 101,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
40 km (25 mi) WNW of Upper Hutt (pop: 38,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
53 km (33 mi) WSW of Otaki (pop: 6,090) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
60 km (37 mi) ENE of Picton (pop: 4,790) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
69 km (43 mi) SW of Levin (pop: 19,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
88 km (55 mi) W of Masterton (pop: 28,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
110 km (69 mi) SW of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 18°C (64 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 7 m/s (13 kts) from N
Estimated seismic energy released4.5 x 107 joules (12.4 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
1.924 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)

Seismograms

Seismic station: South Karori, New Zealand (SNZO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 35 km / 22 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station South Karori, New Zealand: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

At magnitude 1.9, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people, but could be recorded instrumentally.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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