Mag. 2.8 earthquake - 20 Km West of Porangahau on Sunday, 30 March 2014 at 20:15 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 11 km depth
30 Mar 20:52 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 37 minutes.
Depth: 11.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.2458°S / 176.4183°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (130 km / 81 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) SSE of Takapau (pop: 597) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) E of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) SSW of Hastings (pop: 61,700) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) SSW of Taradale (Napier City) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) SSW of Napier City (pop: 56,800) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (63 mi) NE of Masterton (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) ENE of Levin (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) ESE of Wanganui (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) NE of Lower Hutt (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 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 x 109 joules (278 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.239 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 2.8||11 km||20 km west of Porangahau||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 2.8, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.