Mag. 2.6 earthquake - 5 Km West of Porangahau on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 at 15:57 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 11 km depth
28 May 20:53 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 5 hours.
Depth: 11.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.2734°S / 176.5542°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (139 km / 86 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
32 km (20 mi) SSE of Takapau (pop: 597) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) SSW of Hastings (pop: 61,700) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) NNE of Castlepoint (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) E of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) SSW of Taradale (Napier City) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) SSW of Napier City (pop: 56,800) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) NE of Masterton (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (83 mi) ESE of Wanganui (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (108 mi) NE of Lower Hutt (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: 5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 2.6||11 km||5 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 2.6, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.