Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 26 km east of Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, on Sunday, 8 February 1931 at 01:43 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.67°S / 177.147°E (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Taupo (137 km / 85 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
26 km (16 mi) E of Hastings (pop: 61,700) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (18 mi) SE of Napier City (pop: 56,800) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (18 mi) ESE of Taradale (Napier City) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (46 mi) SSW of Wairoa (pop: 4,260) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) SSW of Gisborne (pop: 34,300) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) SE of Taupo (pop: 22,500) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) ENE of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
265 km (165 mi) SE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
269 km (167 mi) NE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
357 km (222 mi) SSE of Manukau (pop: 362,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.4||15 km||off the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 13 Feb 1931 01:27 UTC| M 7.3 |45 km (28 mi) depth|83 km (51 mi) distance| USGS | Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake - Rangitikei District, Manawatu-Wanganui, 57 km west of Hastings, New Zealand, on Friday, 13 February 1931 at 01:27 (GMT)