Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 7.5 km northwest of Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, on Thursday, 15 March 1934 at 10:46 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 25 km depth
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.606°S / 176.772°E (Hastings District, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (109 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) WNW of Hastings (pop: 61,700) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (7 mi) SW of Taradale (Napier City) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (11 mi) SW of Napier City (pop: 56,800) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) SW of Wairoa (pop: 4,260) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) SSE of Taupo (Waikato) (pop: 22,500) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) NE of Palmerston North (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) SSE of Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) SSE of Rotorua (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (157 mi) NE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
334 km (208 mi) SSE of Manukau (Auckland) (pop: 362,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.3||25 km||North Island of New Zealand||USGS|
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