Minor mag. 2.1 earthquake - Central Hawke\'s Bay District, 83 km east of Palmerston North, New Zealand, on Saturday, 22 March 2014 at 02:58 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.1 earthquake at 15 km depth
22 Mar 03:52 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 54 minutes.
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.3198°S / 176.5861°E (Central Hawke's Bay District, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (144 km / 89 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
38 km (23 mi) SSE of Takapau (pop: 597) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) SSW of Hastings (pop: 61,700) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (51 mi) E of Palmerston North (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SSW of Taradale (Napier City) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) SSW of Napier City (pop: 56,800) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) NE of Masterton (Wellington) (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (85 mi) ESE of Wanganui (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) ENE of Porirua (Wellington) (pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) NE of Lower Hutt (Wellington) (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 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: 8.9 x 107 joules (24.8 kilowatt hours) More info
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|M 2.1||15 km||5 km south-west of Porangahau||GEONET (NZ)|
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