Mag. 1.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 76 km southeast of Palmerston North, New Zealand, on Sunday, 30 March 2014 at 22:51 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 1.5 earthquake at 24 km depth
Depth: 23.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.683°S / 176.3942°E (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (171 km / 106 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
28 km (18 mi) NNE of Castlepoint (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) ENE of Masterton (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) ESE of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) E of Levin (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) SSW of Hastings (pop: 61,700) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) ENE of Upper Hutt (pop: 38,400) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (85 mi) ENE of Lower Hutt (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) ENE of Porirua (pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) SSW of Napier City (pop: 56,800) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (94 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: 1.1 x 107 joules (3.12 kilowatt hours) More info
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User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.At magnitude 1.5, this quake was too small to be felt by humans, but it was recorded instrumentally.