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Major mag. 7.4 earthquake - North Island of New Zealand on Monday, 2 February 1931

Major mag. 7.4 earthquake  - North Island of New Zealand on Monday, 2 February 1931
Date & time: Monday, 2 February 1931 22:46 UTC
Magnitude: 7.4
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.659°S / 176.42°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (84 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
31 km (19 mi) NW of Otane (pop: 600)
37 km (23 mi) W of Hastings (pop: 61,700)
39 km (24 mi) SW of Taradale (pop: 16,600)
42 km (26 mi) N of Takapau (pop: 600)
104 km (64 mi) NE of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000)
170 km (105 mi) S of Rotorua (pop: 65,900)
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!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Mon, 2 Feb 22:46 UTCM 7.4 / 35 kmNorth Island of New ZealandUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.4 quake: North Island of New Zealand, 2 Feb 1931 22:46

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Major mag. 7.4 earthquake - North Island of New Zealand on Monday, 2 February 1931

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