Minor mag. 2.3 earthquake - Manawatu District, 22 km north of Palmerston North, New Zealand, on Wednesday, 9 April 2014 at 13:40 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.3 earthquake at 114 km depth
Depth: 114.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.1615°S / 175.5526°E (Manawatu District, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (98 km / 61 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) ESE of Halcombe (pop: 446) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) NNW of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) ESE of Wanganui (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) NNE of Levin (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) N of Masterton (Wellington) (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) NNE of Paraparaumu (Wellington) (pop: 25,300) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (77 mi) NNE of Porirua (Wellington) (pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) WSW of Hastings (Hawke's Bay) (pop: 61,700) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) NNE of Lower Hutt (Wellington) (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 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: 1.8 x 108 joules (49.4 kilowatt hours) More info
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|M 2.3||114 km||GEONET (NZ)|
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