Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region on Monday, 24 August 2015

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region on Monday, 24 August 2015 at 09:41 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Kermadec Islands Region on Monday, 24 August 2015 at 09:41 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 251 km depth

24 Aug 09:49 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Aug 24 11:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.0.
Date & time: 24 Aug 2015 09:41:29 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 251.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.34°S / 179.13°W (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Curtis Island (32 km / 20 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
845 km (525 mi) NE of Kerikeri (pop: 5,650)
855 km (531 mi) NE of Whangarei (pop: 50,900)
865 km (537 mi) NE of Taipa (Far North District) (pop: 1,730)
871 km (541 mi) NNE of Ruatoria (pop: 897)
876 km (544 mi) NNE of Tairua (pop: 1,590)
892 km (554 mi) NNE of Whangamata (pop: 4,250)
898 km (558 mi) NE of Ahipara (pop: 1,090)
900 km (559 mi) NE of Dargaville (pop: 4,670)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.0251 kmKermadec Islands RegionGFZ
M 6.0228 km KERMADEC ISLANDS REGIONEMSC

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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Kermadec Islands Region 24 August 09:41 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 24 Jan 2016 14:51 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    300 km (186.4 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 Jan 2016 13:49 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    297.4 km (184.8 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Oct 2015 17:31 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    328 km (203.8 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region on Monday, 24 August 2015 at 09:41 (GMT)
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