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Minor mag. 2.2 earthquake - 88 km southeast of Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand, on Wednesday, Oct 5, 2022 at 5:08 am (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 2.2 earthquake - 88 km southeast of Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand, on Wednesday, Oct 5, 2022 at 5:08 am (GMT +13) Minor mag. 2.2 earthquake - 88 km southeast of Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand, on Wednesday, Oct 5, 2022 at 5:08 am (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 2.2 earthquake at 146 km depth

4 Oct 16:10 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
4 Oct 16:11: Magnitude recalculated from 2.0 to 2.3.
4 Oct 16:18: Magnitude recalculated from 2.3 to 2.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 149.1 to 145.9 km (from 93 to 91 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 12 km (7.3 mi) towards ESE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 4, 2022 16:08:15 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Oct 5, 2022 at 5:08 am (GMT +13)
Depth145.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.43488°S / 175.8448°E (Taupo District, Waikato, New Zealand)
Antipode38.435°N / 4.155°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoMaroa (21 km / 13 mi)
Nearby towns and cities22 km (14 mi) S of Tokoroa (pop: 14,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (21 mi) NW of Taupo (pop: 22,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
48 km (30 mi) SW of Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 65,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
70 km (43 mi) S of Matamata (pop: 6,310) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
71 km (44 mi) SSE of Cambridge (pop: 15,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
88 km (54 mi) SE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
88 km (55 mi) SSW of Tauranga (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 110,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
330 km (205 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 9.4°C (49 F), humidity: 89%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from WNW
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 108 joules (35 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.
2.2146 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
2.2146 kmNorth Island, New ZealandRaspberryShake


Seismic station: South Karori, New Zealand (SNZO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 334 km / 208 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: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.2, 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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