Very strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 11 km southeast of Levin, Horowhenua District, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, on Saturday, 1 August 1942 at 12:34 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.718°S / 175.35°E (Horowhenua District, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (161 km / 100 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) E of Manakau (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) SE of Levin (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) NE of Paraparaumu (Wellington) (pop: 25,300) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) NW of Masterton (Wellington) (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) SSW of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) NNE of Upper Hutt (Wellington) (pop: 38,400) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) NE of Porirua (Wellington) (pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) NNE of Lower Hutt (Wellington) (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (49 mi) NE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) SSE of Wanganui (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.8||35 km||North Island of New Zealand||USGS|
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