Mag. 2.9 earthquake - 15 Km East of Eketahuna on Monday, 17 March 2014 at 17:46 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 34 km depth
17 Mar 19:53 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 hours and 7 minutes.
Depth: 34.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.6195°S / 175.8492°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (151 km / 94 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
33 km (21 mi) ESE of Tokomaru (pop: 563) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) SE of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (26 mi) NNE of Masterton (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) NW of Castlepoint (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) E of Levin (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) ESE of Foxton (pop: 4,780) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) SE of Rongotea (pop: 631) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) ENE of Otaki (pop: 6,090) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) NE of Upper Hutt (pop: 38,400) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 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: 1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 2.9||34 km||15 km east of Eketahuna||GEONET (NZ)|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.At magnitude 2.9, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.