Minor mag. 2.6 earthquake - 14 km south of Hastings, Hawke\'s Bay, New Zealand, on Wednesday, 20 January 2016 at 14:16 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 40 km depth
20 Jan 14:20 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 4 minutes.
Date & time: 20 Jan 2016 14:16:14 UTC
Depth: 40.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.7622°S / 176.8781°E (Hastings District, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (124 km / 77 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km (9 mi) S of Hastings (pop: 61,700) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) S of Taradale (Napier City) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) S of Napier City (pop: 56,800) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (79 mi) ENE of Palmerston North (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (98 mi) SW of Gisborne (pop: 34,300) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (98 mi) E of Wanganui (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) SSE of Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) SSE of Rotorua (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) NE of Lower Hutt (Wellington) (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
246 km (153 mi) NE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 2.6||40 km||New Zealand||GEONET (NZ)|
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User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.At magnitude 2.6, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.