Weak mag. 2.9 earthquake - 30 km northeast of Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand, on Tuesday, 3 June 2014 at 09:11 (GMT)
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Weak magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 28 km depth
Depth: 28.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.8198°S / 175.9564°E (Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (174 km / 108 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) WNW of Castlepoint (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (18 mi) ENE of Masterton (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) SSE of Palmerston North (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) ESE of Levin (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) E of Otaki (pop: 6,090) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) E of Paraparaumu (pop: 25,300) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) ENE of Upper Hutt (pop: 38,400) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) ENE of Lower Hutt (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) ENE of Porirua (pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (69 mi) ENE 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||28 km||25 km west of Castlepoint||GEONET (NZ)|
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