Minor mag. 3.2 earthquake - Waipa District, Waikato, New Zealand, on Saturday, Jan 15, 2022 1:58 pm (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 3.2 earthquake - Waipa District, Waikato, New Zealand, on Saturday, Jan 15, 2022 1:58 pm (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 3.2 earthquake at 71 km depth

15 Jan 01:01 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
Date & time: Jan 15, 2022 00:58:51 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, Jan 15, 2022 1:58 pm (GMT +13)
Magnitude: 3.2
Depth: 71.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.86°S / 175.56°E (Waipa District, Waikato, New Zealand)
Antipode: 37.86°N / 4.44°W
Nearest volcano: Rotorua (67 km / 42 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
26 km (16 mi) ESE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
387 km (240 mi) N of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 23.9°C (75 F), humidity: 45%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from E
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 109 joules (1.11 megawatt hours, equivalent to 0.951 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.271 km3.2 NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALANDEMSC

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