Mag. 1.5 earthquake - on Sunday, 11 May 2014 at 14:26 (GMT)
Minor magnitude 1.5 earthquake at 32 km depth
Date & time: 11 May 2014 14:26:10 UTC
Depth: 31.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.4917°S / 175.6532°E
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu
(135 km / 84 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:12 km (8 mi) E of Tokomaru
(pop: 563) --> See nearby quakes!15 km (10 mi) SSE of Palmerston North
(pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!36 km (22 mi) ENE of Levin
(pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!52 km (32 mi) N of Masterton
(pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!72 km (44 mi) NE of Paraparaumu
(pop: 25,300) --> See nearby quakes!81 km (50 mi) SE of Wanganui
(pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!88 km (55 mi) NE of Upper Hutt
(pop: 38,400) --> See nearby quakes!98 km (61 mi) NE of Porirua
(pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!102 km (63 mi) NE of Lower Hutt
(pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!115 km (72 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: 1.1 x 107
joules (3.12 kilowatt hours) More info
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User reports for this quake
At magnitude 1.5, this quake was too small to be felt by humans, but it was recorded instrumentally.
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