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Minor mag. 1.7 earthquake - 40 km east of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, on Tuesday, Jul 5, 2022 at 8:58 am (GMT +12) -

Minor mag. 1.7 earthquake - 40 km east of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, on Tuesday, Jul 5, 2022 at 8:58 am (GMT +12) Minor mag. 1.7 earthquake - 40 km east of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, on Tuesday, Jul 5, 2022 at 8:58 am (GMT +12)

Minor magnitude 1.7 earthquake at 25 km depth

4 Jul 20:59 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 48 seconds.
4 Jul 21:01: Magnitude recalculated from 0.8 to 1.7. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 28.9 to 25.0 km (from 18 to 15.5 mi).
4 Jul 21:46: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 25.0 to 24.7 km (from 15.5 to 15.3 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 0.7 km (0.4 mi) towards SW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJul 4, 2022 20:58:17 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Jul 5, 2022 at 8:58 am (GMT +12)
Depth24.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude40.36264°S / 176.08684°E (Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand)
Antipode40.363°N / 3.913°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoRuapehu (128 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities20 km (12 mi) ENE of Mangatainoka (pop: 1,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
29 km (18 mi) ESE of Ashhurst (pop: 3,230) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
40 km (25 mi) E of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
75 km (47 mi) ENE of Levin (pop: 19,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
76 km (47 mi) NNE of Masterton (Wellington) (pop: 28,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
100 km (62 mi) ESE of Whanganui (pop: 40,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
137 km (85 mi) NE of Lower Hutt (Wellington) (pop: 101,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
151 km (94 mi) NE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 10.2°C (50 F), humidity: 60%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from NW
Estimated seismic energy released2.2 x 107 joules (6.22 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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1.725 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)


Seismic station: South Karori, New Zealand (SNZO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 157 km / 97 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 1.7, 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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