Mag. 1.6 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 18 km northwest of Levin, New Zealand, on Thursday, 24 April 2014 at 05:58 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 1.6 earthquake at 5 km depth
Depth: 5.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.5526°S / 175.0946°E (Tasman Sea, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (147 km / 91 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
18 km (11 mi) WNW of Levin (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) WSW of Foxton (pop: 4,780) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (15 mi) NNW of Otaki (pop: 6,090) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) N of Paraparaumu (pop: 25,300) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) WSW of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (41 mi) N of Upper Hutt (pop: 38,400) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) NNE of Porirua (pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) S of Wanganui (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) N of Lower Hutt (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) NNE of Kapiti Island --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) NNE of Mana Island --> 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||5.1 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.