Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 1395 km northeast of Wellington, Wellington City, New Zealand, on Tuesday, 14 September 1943 at 07:18 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.271°S / 177.81°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Macauley Island (64 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1395 km (867 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1015 joules (392 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.9||35 km||Kermadec Islands, New Zealand||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.9 quake South Pacific Ocean, 1395 km northeast of Wellington, Wellington City, New Zealand, 14 September 1943 07:18 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 27 Sep 1943 22:03 UTC| M 6.3 |59 km (36.7 mi) depth|43 km (26 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 1412 km northeast of Wellington, Wellington City, New Zealand, on Monday, 27 September 1943 at 22:03 (GMT)