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Minor mag. 2.2 earthquake - 70 km north of Gisborne, New Zealand, on Monday, Dec 5, 2022 at 7:03 am (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 2.2 earthquake - 70 km north of Gisborne, New Zealand, on Monday, Dec 5, 2022 at 7:03 am (GMT +13) Minor mag. 2.2 earthquake - 70 km north of Gisborne, New Zealand, on Monday, Dec 5, 2022 at 7:03 am (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 2.2 earthquake at 52 km depth

4 Dec 18:04 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 57 seconds.
4 Dec 18:05: Magnitude recalculated from 1.6 to 2.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 51.4 to 62.7 km (from 32 to 39 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.9 km (3.6 mi) towards WSW.
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4 Dec 18:12: Magnitude recalculated from 1.9 to 2.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 57.0 to 52.3 km (from 35 to 32 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1 km (0.6 mi) towards SE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 4, 2022 18:03:07 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Dec 5, 2022 at 7:03 am (GMT +13)
Depth52.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.03758°S / 177.86649°E (Gisborne District, Gisborne, New Zealand)
Antipode38.038°N / 2.134°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoWhite Island (83 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities37 km (23 mi) SSE of Te Kaha (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 387) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
39 km (24 mi) WNW of Tokomaru (pop: 954) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
51 km (32 mi) E of Opotiki (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 4,040) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
62 km (38 mi) SW of Hicks Bay (pop: 1,390) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
70 km (43 mi) N of Gisborne (pop: 34,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
85 km (53 mi) E of Awakeri (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 2,290) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
85 km (53 mi) NNE of Tiniroto (pop: 1,540) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
448 km (278 mi) NE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 8.4°C (47 F), humidity: 83%, wind: 2 m/s (5 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.
2.252 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
2.252 kmNorth Island, New ZealandRaspberryShake


Seismic station: South Karori, New Zealand (SNZO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 453 km / 282 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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