Mag. 2.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 95 km east of Palmerston North, New Zealand, on Thursday, 1 May 2014 at 14:47 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.2 earthquake at 18 km depth
Depth: 18.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.5613°S / 176.6981°E (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (172 km / 107 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
55 km (34 mi) NE of Castlepoint (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) ESE of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) ENE of Masterton (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) S of Hastings (pop: 61,700) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) S of Taradale (Napier City) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) S of Napier City (pop: 56,800) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) E of Levin (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) ENE of Upper Hutt (pop: 38,400) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) ENE of Lower Hutt (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (112 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: 1.3 x 108 joules (35 kilowatt hours) More info
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|M 2.2||18 km||GEONET (NZ)|
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