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Minor mag. 2.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 14 km east of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Monday, Dec 5, 2022 at 9:16 am (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 2.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 14 km east of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Monday, Dec 5, 2022 at 9:16 am (GMT +13) Minor mag. 2.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 14 km east of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Monday, Dec 5, 2022 at 9:16 am (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 2.1 earthquake at 107 km depth

4 Dec 20:18 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
4 Dec 20:19: Magnitude recalculated from 1.9 to 2.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 108.1 to 115.2 km (from 67 to 72 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 46 km (29 mi) towards NNW.
4 Dec 20:20: Magnitude recalculated from 2.2 to 2.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 115.2 to 106.6 km (from 72 to 66 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.9 km (3.7 mi) towards ESE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 4, 2022 20:16:14 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Dec 5, 2022 at 9:16 am (GMT +13)
Depth106.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude37.66413°S / 176.3266°E (South Pacific Ocean, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand)
Antipode37.664°N / 3.673°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoMayor Island (43 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities14 km (9 mi) E of Tauranga (pop: 110,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
16 km (10 mi) NW of Maketu (pop: 1,080) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
38 km (24 mi) ESE of Katikati (pop: 3,230) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
53 km (33 mi) N of Rotorua (pop: 65,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
67 km (41 mi) WNW of Whakatane (pop: 18,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
81 km (51 mi) ENE of Cambridge (Waikato) (pop: 15,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
93 km (58 mi) E of Hamilton (Waikato) (pop: 152,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
424 km (264 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 16.2°C (61 F), humidity: 65%, wind: 2 m/s (5 kts) from WSW
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 107 joules (24.8 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.
2.1107 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
2.1109 kmNorth Island, New ZealandRaspberryShake


Seismic station: South Karori, New Zealand (SNZO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 428 km / 266 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 2.1, 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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