Mag. 3.5 earthquake - 27 km east of Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand, on Thursday, 6 March 2014 at 07:29 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 3.5 earthquake at 37 km depth
6 Mar 07:52 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 23 minutes.
Depth: 37.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.8879°S / 175.968°E (Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (216 km / 134 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) W of Castlepoint (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) ENE of Masterton (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) ESE of Levin (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) SSE of Palmerston North (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) E of Paraparaumu (pop: 25,300) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) ENE of Upper Hutt (pop: 38,400) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) ENE of Lower Hutt (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) ENE of Porirua (pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) ENE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
402 km (250 mi) NE of Christchurch (Canterbury) (pop: 363,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1010 joules (3.12 megawatt hours, equivalent to 2.68 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 3.5||37 km||20 km west of Castlepoint||GEONET (NZ)|
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