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Minor mag. 2.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Thursday, Aug 11, 2022 at 9:49 am (GMT +12) -

Minor mag. 2.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Thursday, Aug 11, 2022 at 9:49 am (GMT +12) Minor mag. 2.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Thursday, Aug 11, 2022 at 9:49 am (GMT +12)

Minor magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 131 km depth

10 Aug 21:52 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 3 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 10, 2022 21:49:12 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Aug 11, 2022 at 9:49 am (GMT +12)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude2.6
Depth130.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude36.63431°S / 176.90749°E (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode36.634°N / 3.093°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoClark (86 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities102 km (63 mi) ENE of Pauanui (pop: 749) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
112 km (70 mi) NE of Whangamata (pop: 4,250) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
127 km (79 mi) NE of Waihi (pop: 4,620) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
128 km (79 mi) NE of Athenree (pop: 563) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
549 km (341 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 12.5°C (55 F), humidity: 67%, wind: 7 m/s (13 kts) from SE
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
2.6131 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.6, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
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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