Mag. 2.3 earthquake - on Saturday, 19 April 2014 at 03:37 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.3 earthquake at 196 km depth
Depth: 196.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.936°S / 176.0924°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (86 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) WNW of Takapau (pop: 597) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) NE of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) WSW of Hastings (pop: 61,700) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) SW of Taradale (Napier City) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) SW of Napier City (pop: 56,800) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) E of Wanganui (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (65 mi) NE of Levin (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (74 mi) NNE of Masterton (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) NE of Lower Hutt (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 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: 1.8 x 108 joules (49.4 kilowatt hours) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 2.3||196 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 2.3, this quake was probably too small to be felt by humans, but it could be recorded instrumentally.