Minor mag. 1.4 earthquake - 2.5 km southeast of Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast District, Wellington, New Zealand, on Tuesday, 6 May 2014 at 21:15 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 1.4 earthquake at 32 km depth
Depth: 31.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.9344°S / 175.0357°E (Kapiti Coast District, Wellington, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (190 km / 118 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) SE of Paraparaumu (pop: 25,300) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) SSW of Otaki (pop: 6,090) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) N of Upper Hutt (pop: 38,400) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) NE of Porirua (pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) NNE of Lower Hutt (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SSW of Levin (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (33 mi) W of Masterton (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) SW of Palmerston North (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) S of Wanganui (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 106 joules (2.21 kilowatt hours) More info
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|M 1.4||32 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 1.4, this quake was too small to be felt by humans, but it was recorded instrumentally.