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Past earthquakes near Okataina (Tarawera) volcano: July 2022 - list, stats and map

Updated: Oct 1, 2022 11:32 GMT -
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Quakes during July 2022:

  • 8 quakes above magnitude 2
  • 2 quakes below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.
During July 2022, Okataina (Tarawera) volcano had 8 quakes of magnitude 2.0 or above. There were also 2 quakes below magnitude 2.0 which people don't normally feel.

Strongest quake: Mag. 2.7 | 7.1 km SW of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand -

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Friday, July 29, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 29, 2022 10:56 pm (GMT +12) (Jul 29, 2022 10:56 GMT)
2.7

142 km
29 km (18 mi)7.1 km southwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
Thursday, July 28, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 28, 2022 5:47 pm (GMT +12) (Jul 28, 2022 05:47 GMT)
2.5

145 km
32 km (20 mi)10.3 km west of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
Monday, July 25, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 26, 2022 6:48 am (GMT +12) (Jul 25, 2022 18:48 GMT)
2.1

5.8 km
38 km (24 mi)24 km south of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
Thursday, July 21, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 21, 2022 3:04 pm (GMT +12) (Jul 21, 2022 03:04 GMT)
2.3

108 km
37 km (23 mi)22 km south of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
Saturday, July 16, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 17, 2022 7:02 am (GMT +12) (Jul 16, 2022 19:02 GMT)
1.6

147 km
30 km (19 mi)9.5 km northwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
Thursday, July 14, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 14, 2022 4:24 pm (GMT +12) (Jul 14, 2022 04:24 GMT)
2.1

148 km
30 km (19 mi)10.2 km northwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 12, 2022 11:13 pm (GMT +12) (Jul 12, 2022 11:13 GMT)
1.7

17 km
44 km (27 mi)29 km south of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
Saturday, July 9, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 10, 2022 8:08 am (GMT +12) (Jul 9, 2022 20:08 GMT)
2.4

178 km
33 km (21 mi)14 km northwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
Thursday, July 7, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 7, 2022 2:58 pm (GMT +12) (Jul 7, 2022 02:58 GMT)
2.0

124 km
42 km (26 mi)Bay of Plenty, 38 km north of Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand MoreMap
Friday, July 1, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 1, 2022 5:43 pm (GMT +12) (Jul 1, 2022 05:43 GMT)
2.1

131 km
31 km (19 mi)9.4 km northwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
Estimated combined seismic energy released: 1.9 x 109 joules (517 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.445 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016, 06:00

Okataina volcano (North Island, New Zealand) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 15 June-21 June 2016 (New Activity / Unrest)

GeoNet reported that the Mud Rift feature at Okataina's Waimangu Geothermal area erupted during 17-20 May, the first time since 1989. The Mud Rift geothermal vent formed in 1906 in the Raupo Pond Crater (one of multiple craters which formed in June 1886) and is 36 m long, 5-6 m wide, and 15 m deep. The steam-driven events mostly ejected fine sand and mud, and there was abundant evidence of fluids flooding into the rift, especially at the W end. ... Read all
Fri, 16 Jan 2015, 12:05

Tarawera volcano (New Zealand): small earthquake swarm near Lake Rotomahana

Mount Tarawera seismograph drum showing the earthquakes (GeoNet)
A swarm of small earthquakes occurred during 14-15 Jan near Lake Rotomahana. ... Read all
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