Mag. 2.1 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 16 km northwest of Levin, New Zealand, on Thursday, 20 March 2014 at 12:27 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.1 earthquake at 39 km depth
Depth: 39.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.5229°S / 175.1486°E (Tasman Sea, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (143 km / 89 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) WSW of Foxton (pop: 4,780) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) NW of Levin (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) WSW of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) NNE of Paraparaumu (pop: 25,300) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) NW of Masterton (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) S of Wanganui (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) N of Upper Hutt (pop: 38,400) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) NNE of Porirua (pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (49 mi) NNE of Lower Hutt (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) NNE of Kapiti Island --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) NNE of Mana Island --> 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||39 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 2.1, this quake was probably too small to be felt by humans, but it could be recorded instrumentally.