Mag. 2.1 earthquake - Rangitikei District, 37 km northwest of Palmerston North, New Zealand, on Sunday, 23 March 2014 at 03:26 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.1 earthquake at 324 km depth
Depth: 323.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.1772°S / 175.2426°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!
32 km (20 mi) SSE of Wanganui (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 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 (32 mi) N of Levin (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) NNE of Paraparaumu (Wellington) (pop: 25,300) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) NNW of Masterton (Wellington) (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) NNE of Porirua (Wellington) (pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) NNE of Lower Hutt (Wellington) (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
130 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: 8.9 x 107 joules (24.8 kilowatt hours) More info
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|M 2.1||324 km||GEONET (NZ)|
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