Mag. 2.5 earthquake - 12 km west of Bulls, Rangitikei District, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, on Thursday, 15 May 2014 at 19:40 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.5 earthquake at 5 km depth
Depth: 5.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.1792°S / 175.2394°E (Rangitikei District, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (104 km / 65 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (8 mi) W of Bulls (pop: 1,780) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) SSE of Ratana (pop: 437) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (13 mi) NW of Rongotea (pop: 631) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) SSE of Wanganui (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) N of Foxton (pop: 4,780) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) WNW of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (31 mi) N of Levin (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) NNE of Paraparaumu (Wellington) (pop: 25,300) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) NNE of Lower Hutt (Wellington) (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 108 joules (98.6 kilowatt hours) More info
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|M 2.5||5.1 km||GEONET (NZ)|
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