Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 18 km northwest of Levin, New Zealand, on Monday, March 5, 1934 at 11:46 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.497°S / 175.171°E↗ (Tasman Sea, New Zealand)
Antipode: 40.497°N / 4.829°W↗
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (140 km / 87 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) WSW of Foxton (pop: 4,780) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) NNW of Levin (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) WSW of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) NNE of Paraparaumu (pop: 25,300) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (39 mi) S of Whanganui (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) NW of Masterton (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) N of Upper Hutt (pop: 38,400) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) NNE of Porirua (pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (51 mi) NNE of Lower Hutt (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1015 joules (1106 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 9.5 x 105 tons of TNT or 59.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|7.2||35 km||North Island of New Zealand||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 15 Mar 1934 10:46 UTC| M 6.3 |25 km (15.5 mi) depth|169 km (105 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - North Island, 7.5 km northwest of Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, on Thursday, March 15, 1934 at 10:46 (GMT)