Minor mag. 1.3 earthquake - 51 km west of Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 9:11 pm (GMT +12) -

Minor mag. 1.3 earthquake - 51 km west of Hastings, Hawke\'s Bay, New Zealand, on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 9:11 pm (GMT +12) Minor mag. 1.3 earthquake - 51 km west of Hastings, Hawke\'s Bay, New Zealand, on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 9:11 pm (GMT +12)

Minor magnitude 1.3 earthquake at 33 km depth

20 May 09:13 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 1 minute.
20 May 09:14: Magnitude recalculated from 1.7 to 1.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 30.8 to 40.6 km (from 19.1 to 25 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.1 km (1.3 mi) towards NW.
20 May 09:22: Magnitude recalculated from 1.8 to 1.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 40.6 to 32.5 km (from 25 to 20 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.2 km (2 mi) towards NW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 20, 2022 09:11:44 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, May 20, 2022 at 9:11 pm (GMT +12)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude1.3
Depth32.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude39.63641°S / 176.25616°E (Central Hawke's Bay District, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand)
Antipode39.636°N / 3.744°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoRuapehu (71 km / 44 mi)
Nearby towns and cities34 km (21 mi) E of Moawhango (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 651) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
51 km (32 mi) W of Hastings (pop: 61,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
53 km (33 mi) ESE of Waiouru (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 1,350) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
58 km (36 mi) WSW of Napier City (pop: 56,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
82 km (51 mi) SSE of Turangi (Waikato) (pop: 3,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
97 km (60 mi) NE of Palmerston North (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 76,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
98 km (61 mi) NNE of Pahiatua (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 2,820) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
222 km (138 mi) NE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Rain 5.8°C (42 F), humidity: 84%, wind: 7 m/s (13 kts) from W
Estimated seismic energy released5.6 x 106 joules (1.56 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
1.333 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)

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