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

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 1335 km northeast of Wellington, New Zealand, on Monday, August 24, 2015 at 09:41 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 1335 km northeast of Wellington, New Zealand, on Monday, August 24, 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: Aug 24, 2015 09:41:29 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 251.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.34°S / 179.13°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode: 30.34°N / 0.87°E
Nearest volcano: Curtis Island (32 km / 20 mi)
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
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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6.0251 kmKermadec Islands RegionGFZ
5.7221 km- 83km NE of L'Esperance Rock, New ZealandUSGS
5.3224 kmKermadec Islands, New ZealandGeoAu
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Jan 24, 2016 14:51
6 years ago

300 km
South Pacific Ocean, 1309 km NE of Wellington, New ZealandMore
Jan 18, 2016 13:49
6 years ago

297 km
South Pacific Ocean, 1381 km NE of Wellington, New ZealandMore
Oct 24, 2015 17:31
6 years ago

328 km
South Pacific Ocean, 1340 km NE of Wellington, New ZealandMore

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