Minor mag. 1.9 earthquake - 15 km northeast of Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand, on Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 11:15 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 1.9 earthquake at 24 km depth
Depth: 24.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.9026°S / 175.8128°E (Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (182 km / 113 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
15 km (9 mi) ENE of Masterton (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) ESE of Levin (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) SSE of Palmerston North (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) E of Paraparaumu (pop: 25,300) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) ENE of Upper Hutt (pop: 38,400) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (51 mi) ENE of Lower Hutt (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) ENE of Porirua (pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) ENE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) SSE of Wanganui (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) SSW of Hastings (Hawke's Bay) (pop: 61,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 107 joules (12.4 kilowatt hours) More info
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User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.At magnitude 1.9, this quake was too small to be felt by humans, but it was recorded instrumentally.