Mag. 1.7 earthquake - on Tuesday, 20 May 2014 at 09:50 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 1.7 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 34.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.8153°S / 175.2087°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (174 km / 108 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) SE of Otaki (pop: 6,090) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) NE of Paraparaumu (pop: 25,300) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) SSW of Levin (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) NNE of Upper Hutt (pop: 38,400) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) WNW of Masterton (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) NE of Porirua (pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) NNE of Lower Hutt (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) SSW of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) NE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) S of Wanganui (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 107 joules (6.22 kilowatt hours) More info
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|M 1.7||35 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 1.7, this quake was too small to be felt by humans, but it was recorded instrumentally.