Mag. 1.6 earthquake - on Thursday, 20 March 2014 at 14:37 (GMT)
Minor magnitude 1.6 earthquake at 22 km depth
Date & time: 20 Mar 2014 14:37:24 UTC
Depth: 21.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.8511°S / 175.8032°E
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu
(176 km / 109 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:17 km (11 mi) NE of Masterton
(pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!35 km (22 mi) W of Castlepoint
(pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!51 km (31 mi) ESE of Levin
(pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!56 km (35 mi) E of Otaki
(pop: 6,090) --> See nearby quakes!57 km (36 mi) SSE of Palmerston North
(pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!67 km (41 mi) E of Paraparaumu
(pop: 25,300) --> See nearby quakes!71 km (44 mi) ENE of Upper Hutt
(pop: 38,400) --> See nearby quakes!85 km (53 mi) ENE of Lower Hutt
(pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!86 km (53 mi) ENE of Porirua
(pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!99 km (61 mi) ENE 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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User reports for this quake
At magnitude 1.6, this quake was too small to be felt by humans, but it was recorded instrumentally.
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