Minor mag. 1.6 earthquake - Central Hawke\'s Bay District, 77 km east of Palmerston North, New Zealand, on Saturday, 15 February 2014 at 15:50 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 1.6 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 14.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.3185°S / 176.5152°E (Central Hawke's Bay District, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (141 km / 88 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
35 km (22 mi) SSE of Takapau (pop: 597) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) E of Palmerston North (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) SSW of Hastings (pop: 61,700) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) SSW of Taradale (Napier City) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SSW of Napier City (pop: 56,800) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (63 mi) NE of Masterton (Wellington) (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) ESE of Wanganui (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) ENE of Porirua (Wellington) (pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) NE of Lower Hutt (Wellington) (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 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||15 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.