Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Selwyn District, 64 km north of Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand, on Wednesday, June 26, 1946 at 12:34 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.353°S / 171.486°E↗ (Selwyn District, Canterbury, New Zealand)
Antipode: 43.353°N / 8.514°W↗
Nearby towns and cities:
34 km (21 mi) NNW of Methven (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) WNW of Darfield (pop: 1,590) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) W of Oxford (pop: 1,780) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) NNW of Ashburton (pop: 30,100) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) WNW of Rolleston (pop: 3,120) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) W of Rangiora (pop: 18,400) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) W of Kaiapoi (pop: 10,200) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) W of Christchurch (pop: 363,900) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) N of Timaru (pop: 28,000) --> See nearby quakes!
355 km (221 mi) SW of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.5||15 km||South Island of New Zealand||USGS|
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