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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Tuesday, Aug 23, 2022 at 11:08 pm (GMT +12) -

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Tuesday, Aug 23, 2022 at 11:08 pm (GMT +12) Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Tuesday, Aug 23, 2022 at 11:08 pm (GMT +12)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 164 km depth

23 Aug 11:11 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 3 minutes.
23 Aug 11:12: Magnitude recalculated from 3.8 to 4.4.
23 Aug 11:13: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 197.4 to 165.8 km (from 123 to 103 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 37 km (23 mi) towards NE.
23 Aug 11:16: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 165.8 to 164.1 km (from 103 to 102 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.3 km (2.7 mi) towards W.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 23, 2022 11:08:32 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Aug 23, 2022 at 11:08 pm (GMT +12)
Depth164.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude35.04699°S / 179.34306°E (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode35.047°N / 0.657°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoBrothers (31 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities299 km (186 mi) NNE of Hicks Bay (pop: 1,390) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
386 km (240 mi) NNE of Whakatane (pop: 18,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
409 km (254 mi) NE of Tauranga (pop: 110,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
441 km (274 mi) NE of Rotorua (pop: 65,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
455 km (283 mi) ENE of Papakura (pop: 28,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
462 km (287 mi) ENE of Pukekohe East (pop: 21,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
474 km (294 mi) NE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
800 km (497 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 15.5°C (60 F), humidity: 68%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from WSW
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) | 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.
4.6164 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
4.6166 kmNew Zealand: 4.6 OFF E. COAST OF N. ISLAND, N.Z.EMSC
4.6166 kmNew Zealand: Off E. Coast of N. Island, N.Z.RaspberryShake


Seismic station: South Karori, New Zealand (SNZO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 805 km / 500 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. Bandpass filter applied: 0.2-5.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

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There are no user reports for this quake.

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