Mag. 1.8 earthquake - 6.2 km northeast of Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand, on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 at 14:25 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 1.8 earthquake at 29 km depth
Depth: 28.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.0904°S / 175.088°E (Upper Hutt City, Wellington, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (205 km / 127 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) NNE of Upper Hutt (pop: 38,400) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) NE of Lower Hutt (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (13 mi) SSE of Paraparaumu (pop: 25,300) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) ENE of Porirua (pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) NE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) S of Otaki (pop: 6,090) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) WSW of Masterton (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) SSW of Levin (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SSW of Palmerston North (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (95 mi) E of Nelson (pop: 59,200) --> 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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|M 1.8||29 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 1.8, this quake was too small to be felt by humans, but it was recorded instrumentally.