Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 1338 km northeast of Wellington, New Zealand, on Tue, 19 Feb 2013 04:32
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Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 84 km depth
18 Feb 17:59 UTC: First to report: USGS after 1 hour and 26 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 04:32
Depth: 83.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.6825°S / 178.168°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Curtis Island (44 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1338 km (832 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) S of Sunday Island --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) S of Napier Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.6||10 km||KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND||EMSC|
|M 5.6||84 km||108km NE of L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand||USGS|
|M 5.5||34 km||Kermadec Islands, New Zealand||GFZ|
|M 5.8||42 km||Kermadec Islands, New Zealand||GeoAu|
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