Mag. 1.8 earthquake - on Monday, 17 February 2014 at 05:02 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 1.8 earthquake at 21 km depth
Depth: 21.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.2123°S / 176.071°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (112 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
31 km (19 mi) SW of Takapau (pop: 597) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) ENE of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) NE of Levin (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) NNE of Masterton (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) SW of Hastings (pop: 61,700) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) ESE of Wanganui (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) SW of Taradale (Napier City) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) SW of Napier City (pop: 56,800) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) NE of Lower Hutt (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) NE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> 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||21 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.