Earthquake Information: Light Mag. Earthquake 3.4 – 28 km southwest of New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand, on Sunday, January 1, 2023 at 22:05 (GMT +13)

Mild earthquake of magnitude 3.4 at 16 km depth

January 1 09:07 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
January 1 09:08: Magnitude recalculated from 3.5 to 3.4.
1 Jan 09:10: Depth of hypocenter recalculated from 17.6 to 18.0 km (10.9 to 11.2 mi).
1 Jan 09:15: Depth of hypocenter recalculated from 18.0 to 16.2 km (11.2 to 10.1 mi).

Update Sun, Jan 1, 2023 09:24

Small 3.4 earthquake strikes near New Plymouth, New Plymouth District, Taranaki, New Zealand

3.4 earthquake January 1 22:05 (GMT +13)

3.4 earthquake January 1 22:05 (GMT +13)

Just 19 minutes ago, a magnitude 3.4 earthquake struck near New Plymouth, New Plymouth District, Taranaki, New Zealand. The tremor occurred late at night on Sunday, January 1, 2023, at 10:05 p.m. local time, at a depth of 16.2 km below the surface.
The event was featured by the Earthquake Commission and the New Zealand Geological Survey (GeoNet), the first seismological agency to report it.
Later, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) issued a second report, which also listed it as a magnitude 3.4 earthquake. A third agency, the RaspberryShake Citizen Seismograph Network, reported the same magnitude 3.4 quake.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the earthquake could have been felt as a very weak tremor include Okato (population 610) located 9 km from the epicenter, Oakura (population 1700) 18 km, Moturoa (population 4100) 26 km, Inglewood (3,800 inhabitants) at 27 km, New Plymouth (49,200 inhabitants) at 28 km, Fitzroy (3,500 inhabitants) at 30 km, Stratford (6,100 inhabitants) at 33 km and Bell Block (7,000 inhabitants) 34 kilometers away.

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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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3.4 16 km New Zealand GEONET (New Zealand)
3.4 18 km New Zealand: off the west coast of N. Island, New Zealand raspberry smoothie

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