Mag. 2.9 earthquake - Carterton District, 25 km west of Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand, on Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 17:54 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 22 km depth
29 Apr 18:53 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 58 minutes.
Depth: 22.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.9486°S / 175.3659°E (Carterton District, Wellington, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (186 km / 116 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
25 km (15 mi) W of Masterton (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) SE of Otaki (pop: 6,090) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (18 mi) E of Paraparaumu (pop: 25,300) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) NE of Upper Hutt (pop: 38,400) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) SSE of Levin (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) ENE of Porirua (pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) NE of Lower Hutt (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) S of Foxton (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 4,780) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) NE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) SSW of Palmerston North (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 76,000) --> 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||22 km||25 km west of Masterton||GEONET (NZ)|
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