Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - New Zealand on Sunday, 19 August 2018
19 Aug 00:28 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 6 minutes.
Depth: 403.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.1084°S / 177.9932°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Rumble IV (6 km / 4 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
184 km (114 mi) N of Te Kaha (pop: 400)
200 km (124 mi) N of Ruatoria (pop: 900)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Sun, 19 Aug 00:22 UTC||M 5.7 / 403 km||New Zealand||GEONET (NZ)|
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Aftershocks of the 5.7 quake: New Zealand, 19 Aug 2018 00:22
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 16 Sep 2018 21:13 UTC| M 5.8 |439.5 km (273.1 mi) depth|27 km (17 mi) distance| GEONET (NZ) | Details
- 19 Aug 2018 04:32 UTC| M 5.1 |371.5 km (230.8 mi) depth|25 km (15 mi) distance| GEONET (NZ) | Details