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Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - Waikato, 27 km southwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Thursday, Aug 11, 2022 at 6:39 pm (GMT +12) -

Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - Waikato, 27 km southwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Thursday, Aug 11, 2022 at 6:39 pm (GMT +12) Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - Waikato, 27 km southwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Thursday, Aug 11, 2022 at 6:39 pm (GMT +12)

Minor magnitude 2.0 earthquake at 147 km depth

11 Aug 06:42 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
11 Aug 06:43: Magnitude recalculated from 1.9 to 2.1.
11 Aug 06:44: Magnitude recalculated from 2.1 to 2.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 145.6 to 153.9 km (from 90 to 96 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 59 km (37 mi) towards NNW.
11 Aug 06:50: Magnitude recalculated from 2.2 to 2.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 153.9 to 146.7 km (from 96 to 91 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.8 km (1.1 mi) towards S.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 11, 2022 06:39:49 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Aug 11, 2022 at 6:39 pm (GMT +12)
Depth146.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.26843°S / 175.99077°E (South Waikato District, Waikato, New Zealand)
Antipode38.268°N / 4.009°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoMaroa (19 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities12 km (7 mi) ESE of Tokoroa (pop: 14,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
27 km (16 mi) SW of Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 65,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
47 km (29 mi) N of Taupo (pop: 22,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
65 km (40 mi) SE of Cambridge (pop: 15,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
67 km (41 mi) SSW of Tauranga (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 110,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
82 km (51 mi) SE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
94 km (58 mi) WSW of Whakatane (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 18,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
351 km (218 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 3.1°C (38 F), humidity: 74%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from SSE
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 107 joules (17.5 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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2.0147 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)


Seismic station: South Karori, New Zealand (SNZO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 355 km / 221 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 2.0, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people except under very favorable 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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