Mag. 2.6 earthquake - 45 km southeast of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 at 11:15 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 30 km depth
Depth: 30.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.6747°S / 175.9481°E (Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (158 km / 98 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
34 km (21 mi) NW of Castlepoint (Wellington) (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) NE of Masterton (Wellington) (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) SE of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) E of Levin (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) ESE of Foxton (pop: 4,780) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) E of Otaki (Wellington) (pop: 6,090) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) ENE of Paraparaumu (Wellington) (pop: 25,300) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) NE of Upper Hutt (Wellington) (pop: 38,400) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) NE of Lower Hutt (Wellington) (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (74 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||30 km||GEONET (NZ)|
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