Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 84 km east of Palmerston North, New Zealand, on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 at 22:18 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.0 earthquake at 18 km depth
Depth: 18.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.6339°S / 176.5351°E (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (172 km / 107 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
40 km (25 mi) NE of Castlepoint (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) ENE of Masterton (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) ESE of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) SSW of Hastings (pop: 61,700) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) SSW of Napier City (pop: 56,800) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) ENE of Upper Hutt (pop: 38,400) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) ESE of Wanganui (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) ENE of Lower Hutt (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (95 mi) ENE of Porirua (pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (102 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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