Minor mag. 2.5 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 7.4 km north of Kapiti Island, New Zealand, on Tuesday, 8 April 2014 at 15:24 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.5 earthquake at 266 km depth
Depth: 265.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.8004°S / 174.8922°E (Tasman Sea, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (179 km / 111 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km (10 mi) NW of Paraparaumu (pop: 25,300) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) WSW of Otaki (pop: 6,090) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) N of Porirua (pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) WSW of Levin (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) NNW of Upper Hutt (pop: 38,400) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) N of Lower Hutt (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) N of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (41 mi) WNW of Masterton (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) SW of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) S of Wanganui (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
7 km (5 mi) N of Kapiti Island --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) NNE of Mana Island --> 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||266 km||GEONET (NZ)|
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