Major magnitude. 7.4 earthquake - North of Macquarie Island on Sunday, 3 October 1926 at 19:38 (GMT)

Major magnitude. 7.4 earthquake  - North of Macquarie Island on Sunday, 3 October 1926 at 19:38 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

Date & time: 3 Oct 1926 07:38:05 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 7.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 50.182°S / 159.597°E (international territory)
Nearby towns and cities:
772 km (479 mi) SW of Invercargill (New Zealand) (pop: 47,300)
787 km (489 mi) SW of Manapouri (New Zealand) (pop: 248)
805 km (500 mi) SW of Te Anau (New Zealand) (pop: 2,070)
828 km (514 mi) SW of Gore (New Zealand) (pop: 12,100)
832 km (517 mi) WSW of Papatowai (New Zealand) (pop: 6,590)
876 km (544 mi) SW of Milford Sound (New Zealand) (pop: 435)
888 km (552 mi) SW of Queenstown (New Zealand) (pop: 10,400)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1015 joules (2206 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.9 x 106 tons of TNT or 118.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 7.410 kmnorth of Macquarie IslandUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.4 quake North of Macquarie Island 3 October 19:38 UTC

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Major magnitude. 7.4 earthquake - North of Macquarie Island on Sunday, 3 October 1926 at 19:38 (GMT)
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