Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 112 km east of Palmerston North, New Zealand, on Tuesday, 18 March 2014 at 09:40 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.0 earthquake at 25 km depth
Depth: 25.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.6437°S / 176.8775°E (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (188 km / 117 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
63 km (39 mi) ENE of Castlepoint (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (67 mi) ENE of Masterton (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (69 mi) ESE of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) S of Hastings (pop: 61,700) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) S of Napier City (pop: 56,800) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) ENE of Upper Hutt (pop: 38,400) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) ESE of Wanganui (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) ENE of Lower Hutt (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) ENE of Porirua (pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 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: 6.3 x 107 joules (17.5 kilowatt hours) More info
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