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

Updated: Nov 26, 2022 23:32 GMT -
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Quakes during September 2022:

  • 2 quakes above magnitude 3
  • 8 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
  • 3 quakes below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.
During September 2022, Okataina (Tarawera) volcano had 2 quakes of magnitude 3.0 or above and 8 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. There were also 3 quakes below magnitude 2.0 which people don't normally feel.

Strongest quake: Mag. 3.1 | 23 km S of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand -

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Sep 29, 2022 1:03 am (GMT +13) (Sep 28, 2022 12:03 GMT)
2.7

178 km
41 km (25 mi)23 km south of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 GMT (2 quakes)
Sep 28, 2022 3:12 am (GMT +13) (Sep 27, 2022 14:12 GMT)
2.7

195 km
39 km (24 mi)22 km northwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
Sep 27, 2022 3:36 pm (GMT +13) (Sep 27, 2022 02:36 GMT)
2.2

166 km
46 km (29 mi)19 km south of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
Friday, September 23, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Sep 24, 2022 8:53 am (GMT +12) (Sep 23, 2022 20:53 GMT)
2.0

134 km
34 km (21 mi)13 km northwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Sep 20, 2022 7:19 pm (GMT +12) (Sep 20, 2022 07:19 GMT)
1.6

172 km
37 km (23 mi)24 km north of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
Monday, September 19, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Sep 20, 2022 2:20 am (GMT +12) (Sep 19, 2022 14:20 GMT)
2.3

189 km
46 km (29 mi)15 km south of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
Thursday, September 15, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Sep 15, 2022 7:37 pm (GMT +12) (Sep 15, 2022 07:37 GMT)
2.2

163 km
37 km (23 mi)25 km north of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Sep 15, 2022 8:53 am (GMT +12) (Sep 14, 2022 20:53 GMT)
3.1

197 km
41 km (25 mi)23 km south of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Sep 14, 2022 10:43 am (GMT +12) (Sep 13, 2022 22:43 GMT)
2.1

106 km
32 km (20 mi)New Zealand MoreMap
Monday, September 12, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Sep 13, 2022 9:04 am (GMT +12) (Sep 12, 2022 21:04 GMT)
2.2

125 km
37 km (23 mi)New Zealand MoreMap
Sunday, September 11, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Sep 12, 2022 9:45 am (GMT +12) (Sep 11, 2022 21:45 GMT)
1.9

148 km
30 km (19 mi)New Zealand MoreMap
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Sep 7, 2022 4:49 am (GMT +12) (Sep 6, 2022 16:49 GMT)
1.7

145 km
40 km (25 mi)New Zealand MoreMap
Thursday, September 1, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Sep 2, 2022 8:42 am (GMT +12) (Sep 1, 2022 20:42 GMT)
3.1

142 km
33 km (21 mi)New Zealand MoreMap
Estimated combined seismic energy released: 7.8 x 109 joules (2.18 megawatt hours, equivalent to 1.87 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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