Mag. 1.8 earthquake - on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 at 21:38 (GMT)
Minor magnitude 1.8 earthquake at 55 km depth
Date & time: 26 Mar 2014 21:38:35 UTC
Depth: 55.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.2608°S / 175.4455°E
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu
(221 km / 137 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:18 km (11 mi) NNW of Waipawa
(pop: 1,900) --> See nearby quakes!36 km (22 mi) ESE of Upper Hutt
(pop: 38,400) --> See nearby quakes!38 km (24 mi) SSW of Masterton
(pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!45 km (28 mi) E of Lower Hutt
(pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!52 km (32 mi) ESE of Porirua
(pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!53 km (33 mi) SE of Paraparaumu
(pop: 25,300) --> See nearby quakes!56 km (35 mi) E of Wellington
(pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!61 km (38 mi) SSE of Otaki
(pop: 6,090) --> See nearby quakes!71 km (44 mi) SSE of Levin
(pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!102 km (63 mi) S of Palmerston North
(pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
(Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 107
joules (8.78 kilowatt hours) More info
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User reports for this quake
At magnitude 1.8, this quake was too small to be felt by humans, but it was recorded instrumentally.
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