Mag. 2.9 earthquake - on Thursday, 1 May 2014 at 16:31 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 27 km depth
Depth: 27.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.6384°S / 176.7717°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (183 km / 114 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
55 km (34 mi) ENE of Castlepoint (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) ENE of Masterton (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) ESE of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) S of Hastings (pop: 61,700) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (76 mi) S of Taradale (Napier City) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) E of Levin (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) S of Napier City (pop: 56,800) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) ENE of Paraparaumu (pop: 25,300) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) ENE of Lower Hutt (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 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||27 km||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.