Mag. 3.1 earthquake - 37 km southeast of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, on Thursday, 20 March 2014 at 18:31 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 26 km depth
20 Mar 18:52 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 20 minutes.
Depth: 26.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.6309°S / 175.8675°E (Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (161 km / 100 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
35 km (22 mi) ESE of Tokomaru (pop: 563) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) SE of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) NNE of Masterton (Wellington) (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) E of Levin (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) ESE of Foxton (pop: 4,780) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) ENE of Paraparaumu (Wellington) (pop: 25,300) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) NE of Upper Hutt (Wellington) (pop: 38,400) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) NE of Lower Hutt (Wellington) (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) NE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
321 km (199 mi) S of Hamilton (Waikato) (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 3.1||26 km||15 km east of Eketahuna||GEONET (NZ)|
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