Mag. 1.6 earthquake - Horowhenua District, 17 km south of Palmerston North, New Zealand, on Thursday, 15 May 2014 at 15:21 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 1.6 earthquake at 34 km depth
Depth: 33.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.5058°S / 175.568°E (Horowhenua District, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (136 km / 85 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) SE of Tokomaru (pop: 563) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (11 mi) SSW of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) E of Foxton (pop: 4,780) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) ENE of Levin (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) N of Masterton (Wellington) (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (41 mi) NE of Paraparaumu (Wellington) (pop: 25,300) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) SE of Wanganui (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (51 mi) NNE of Upper Hutt (Wellington) (pop: 38,400) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) NE of Lower Hutt (Wellington) (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 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: 1.6 x 107 joules (4.4 kilowatt hours) More info
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|M 1.6||34 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 1.6, this quake was too small to be felt by humans, but it was recorded instrumentally.