Moderate 4.4 quake hits near Gisborne, Gisborne District, New Zealand
4.4 quake 13 Feb 7:45 pm (GMT +13)

An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred only 26 minutes ago 25 km northwest of Gisborne, New Zealand, New Zealand's Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey (GeoNet) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 21.8 km beneath the epicenter near Gisborne, Gisborne District, New Zealand, early evening on Monday, February 13th, 2023, at 7:45 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.4 as well. A third agency, the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake, reported the same quake at magnitude 4.4.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Patutahi (pop. 390) located 15 km from the epicenter, Gisborne (pop. 34,300) 25 km away, Tiniroto (pop. 1,500) 26 km away, and Wainui (pop. 1,700) 31 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Wairoa (pop. 4,300) located 60 km from the epicenter, Raupunga (pop. 1,200) 68 km away, and Whakatane (pop. 18,600) 95 km away.
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Earthquake data:
Date & time: Feb 13, 2023 7:45 pm (GMT +13) local time (13 Feb 2023 06:45 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 21.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.58°S / 177.74°E (Gisborne District, Gisborne, New Zealand)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)