Mag. 2.9 earthquake - 20 Km East of Eketahuna on Saturday, 10 May 2014 at 06:45 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 31 km depth
10 May 07:52 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 1 hour and 7 minutes.
Depth: 31.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.5828°S / 175.8969°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (148 km / 92 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
35 km (22 mi) SE of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (28 mi) NW of Castlepoint (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) NNE of Masterton (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) E of Levin (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) ESE of Foxton (pop: 4,780) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) ENE of Paraparaumu (pop: 25,300) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) NE of Upper Hutt (pop: 38,400) --> See nearby quakes!
107 km (67 mi) NE of Porirua (pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) NE of Lower Hutt (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 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||31 km||20 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.