Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 49 km north of Gisborne, New Zealand, on Friday, February 25, 1927 at 15:41 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.214°S / 177.991°E↗ (Gisborne District, Gisborne, New Zealand)
Antipode: 38.214°N / 2.009°W↗
Nearest volcano: Whale Island (97 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
28 km (18 mi) WSW of Tokomaru (pop: 495) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) N of Gisborne (pop: 34,300) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) ESE of Opotiki (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 4,040) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (57 mi) ESE of Whakatane (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 18,600) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) E of Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (106 mi) NNE of Napier City (Hawke's Bay) (pop: 56,800) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (106 mi) ESE of Tauranga (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 110,300) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) NNE of Hastings (Hawke's Bay) (pop: 61,700) --> See nearby quakes!
323 km (200 mi) ESE of Auckland (pop: 417,900) --> See nearby quakes!
439 km (273 mi) NE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.2||35 km||North Island of New Zealand||USGS|
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