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Minor mag. 1.8 earthquake - 15 km south of Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, on Sunday, Dec 4, 2022 at 9:19 pm (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 1.8 earthquake - 15 km south of Hastings, Hawke\'s Bay, New Zealand, on Sunday, Dec 4, 2022 at 9:19 pm (GMT +13) Minor mag. 1.8 earthquake - 15 km south of Hastings, Hawke\'s Bay, New Zealand, on Sunday, Dec 4, 2022 at 9:19 pm (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 1.8 earthquake at 36 km depth

4 Dec 08:21 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
4 Dec 08:22: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 43.9 to 44.8 km (from 27 to 28 mi).
4 Dec 08:23: Magnitude recalculated from 1.9 to 1.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 44.8 to 36.2 km (from 28 to 22 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.3 km (2.7 mi) towards WNW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 4, 2022 08:19:32 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Dec 4, 2022 at 9:19 pm (GMT +13)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude1.8
Depth36.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude39.76919°S / 176.79167°E (Hastings District, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand)
Antipode39.769°N / 3.208°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoRuapehu (118 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities15 km (10 mi) SSW of Hastings (pop: 61,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
19 km (12 mi) NE of Otane (pop: 566) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
32 km (20 mi) SSW of Napier City (pop: 56,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
90 km (56 mi) SSW of Raupunga (pop: 1,190) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
96 km (59 mi) SSW of Wairoa (pop: 4,260) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
106 km (66 mi) ENE of Ashhurst (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 3,230) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
121 km (75 mi) SE of Turangi (Waikato) (pop: 3,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
240 km (149 mi) NE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 15.3°C (60 F), humidity: 88%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from NNE
Estimated seismic energy released3.2 x 107 joules (8.78 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
1.836 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
1.836 kmNorth Island, New ZealandRaspberryShake

Seismograms

Seismic station: South Karori, New Zealand (SNZO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 246 km / 153 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 1.8, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people, but could be recorded instrumentally.
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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