Mag. 1.7 earthquake - 50 km southeast of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, on Thursday, 20 March 2014 at 18:15 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 1.7 earthquake at 19 km depth
Depth: 19.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.583°S / 176.1156°E (Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (152 km / 94 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
36 km (23 mi) NNW of Castlepoint (Wellington) (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) ESE of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) NE of Masterton (Wellington) (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) E of Levin (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) ENE of Paraparaumu (Wellington) (pop: 25,300) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) SE of Wanganui (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) SSW of Hastings (Hawke's Bay) (pop: 61,700) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (76 mi) ENE of Porirua (Wellington) (pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (76 mi) NE of Lower Hutt (Wellington) (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 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: 2.2 x 107 joules (6.22 kilowatt hours) More info
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|M 1.7||19 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.