Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Kermadec Islands, New Zealand on Monday, 17 June 2019 - information

Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 178 km south of Sunday Island, New Zealand, on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 06:02 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.2 quake South Pacific Ocean, 172 km south of Sunday Island, New Zealand, 2019-06-15 10:55:02 -12:00, which had occurred 1 day 7 hours earlier.
Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 178 km south of Sunday Island, New Zealand, on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 06:02 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

17 Jun 06:12 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Jun 17 06:16: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.0.
Jun 17 14:34: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 6.1.
Date & time: Jun 17, 2019 06:02:05 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.83°S / 177.53°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode: 30.83°N / 2.47°E
Nearest volcano: Curtis Island (115 km / 71 mi)
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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6.110 kmKermadec Islands, New ZealandGFZ
6.010 kmKermadec Islands Region (New Zealand)EMSC
6.033 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
5.969 kmKermadec Islands, New ZealandBMKG
6.140 kmKermadec Islands Region (New Zealand)GeoAu
6.016 km135km ENE of L'Esperance Rock, New ZealandUSGS

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Russia. Sankt-Peterburg.not felt. / not felt : Без тряски к какой либо вибрации, всё спокойно, тихо, чинно. Пожалуйста, оставайтесь в безопастности.))),!!!  
near Wairoa, Hawke's Bay (1039.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Feeling alot of these earthquakes I'm worried because when the kermedecs start going the south island starts going. (reported through our app)  
Waitakere (987.2 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
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