Minor mag. 2.4 earthquake - 35 km south of Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 6:11 pm (GMT +12) -

Minor mag. 2.4 earthquake - 35 km south of Hastings, Hawke\'s Bay, New Zealand, on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 6:11 pm (GMT +12) Minor mag. 2.4 earthquake - 35 km south of Hastings, Hawke\'s Bay, New Zealand, on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 6:11 pm (GMT +12)

Minor magnitude 2.4 earthquake at 28 km depth

22 May 06:13 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 1 minute.
22 May 06:14: Magnitude recalculated from 2.5 to 2.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 35.5 to 28.2 km (from 22 to 17.5 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.6 km (2.8 mi) towards NW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 22, 2022 06:11:44 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, May 22, 2022 at 6:11 pm (GMT +12)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude2.4
Depth28.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude39.94427°S / 176.74466°E (Central Hawke's Bay District, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand)
Antipode39.944°N / 3.255°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoRuapehu (125 km / 78 mi)
Nearby towns and cities12 km (7 mi) SE of Otane (pop: 566) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (22 mi) ENE of Takapau (pop: 597) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (22 mi) SSW of Hastings (pop: 61,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
41 km (25 mi) NNE of Porangahau (pop: 141) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
52 km (32 mi) SSW of Napier City (pop: 56,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
95 km (59 mi) NE of Pahiatua (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 2,820) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
107 km (66 mi) ENE of Palmerston North (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 76,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
223 km (139 mi) NE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 12.3°C (54 F), humidity: 65%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from W
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 x 108 joules (69.8 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
2.428 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)

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At magnitude 2.4, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
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