Mag. 2.6 earthquake - on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 at 10:53 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 28 km depth
Depth: 28.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.7909°S / 176.3072°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (179 km / 111 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km (9 mi) NNE of Castlepoint (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) ENE of Masterton (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) SE of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) E of Levin (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) E of Paraparaumu (pop: 25,300) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) ENE of Upper Hutt (pop: 38,400) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) ENE of Lower Hutt (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) ENE of Porirua (pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (85 mi) SSW of Hastings (pop: 61,700) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 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: 5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 2.6||28 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 2.6, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.