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Minor mag. 3.0 earthquake - 74 km north of Whanganui, Wanganui District, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, on Wednesday, Jan 25, 2023 at 2:51 pm (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 3.0 earthquake - 74 km north of Whanganui, Wanganui District, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, on Wednesday, Jan 25, 2023 at 2:51 pm (GMT +13) Minor mag. 3.0 earthquake - 74 km north of Whanganui, Wanganui District, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, on Wednesday, Jan 25, 2023 at 2:51 pm (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 128 km depth

25 Jan 01:53 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
25 Jan 01:54: Magnitude recalculated from 2.4 to 2.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 104.8 to 129.6 km (from 65 to 81 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 15 km (9.3 mi) towards N.
25 Jan 02:12: Magnitude recalculated from 2.8 to 3.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 129.6 to 127.8 km (from 81 to 79 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.2 km (0.8 mi) towards WSW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 25, 2023 01:51:20 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Jan 25, 2023 at 2:51 pm (GMT +13)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3
Depth127.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude39.26973°S / 175.01637°E (Ruapehu District, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand)
Antipode39.27°N / 4.984°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoRuapehu (48 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities28 km (17 mi) ESE of Whangamomona (Taranaki) (pop: 126) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (20 mi) N of Jerusalem (pop: 1,160) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
64 km (39 mi) E of Stratford (Taranaki) (pop: 6,120) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
72 km (45 mi) ENE of Hawera (Taranaki) (pop: 11,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
73 km (46 mi) ESE of Waitara (Taranaki) (pop: 6,320) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
74 km (46 mi) N of Whanganui (pop: 40,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
84 km (52 mi) ESE of New Plymouth (Taranaki) (pop: 49,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
225 km (140 mi) N of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 20°C (68 F), humidity: 89%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from W
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.0128 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
3.0128 kmNorth Island, New ZealandRaspberryShake
3.0128 kmNORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALANDEMSC

Seismograms

Seismic station: South Karori, New Zealand (SNZO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 228 km / 142 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

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