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Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - 17 km northwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 at 5:50 am (GMT +12) -

Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - 17 km northwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 at 5:50 am (GMT +12) Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - 17 km northwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 at 5:50 am (GMT +12)

Minor magnitude 2.0 earthquake at 94 km depth

12 Aug 17:53 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
12 Aug 17:55: Magnitude recalculated from 2.1 to 2.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 81.1 to 93.9 km (from 50 to 58 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6.7 km (4.2 mi) towards ESE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 12, 2022 17:50:37 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Aug 13, 2022 at 5:50 am (GMT +12)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude2
Depth93.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.01613°S / 176.12753°E (Rotorua District, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand)
Antipode38.016°N / 3.872°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoRotorua (14 km / 9 mi)
Nearby towns and cities10 km (6 mi) WSW of Kaharoa (pop: 1,620) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
17 km (11 mi) NW of Rotorua (pop: 65,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
37 km (23 mi) S of Tauranga (pop: 110,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
62 km (39 mi) ESE of Cambridge (Waikato) (pop: 15,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
74 km (46 mi) N of Taupo (Waikato) (pop: 22,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
75 km (47 mi) W of Whakatane (pop: 18,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
78 km (49 mi) ESE of Hamilton (Waikato) (pop: 152,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
382 km (237 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeFew Clouds -0.4°C (31 F), humidity: 91%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from S
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

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
2.094 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)

Seismograms

Seismic station: South Karori, New Zealand (SNZO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 386 km / 240 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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