Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - 19 km northeast of Wairoa, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, on Tuesday, March 25, 1947 at 20:32 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 165 km depth
Depth: 165.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.951°S / 177.562°E↗ (Wairoa District, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand)
Antipode: 38.951°N / 2.438°W↗
Nearest volcano: Reporoa (122 km / 76 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km (9 mi) E of Frasertown (pop: 302) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) NE of Napier City (pop: 56,800) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) NE of Taradale (Napier City) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) NE of Hastings (pop: 61,700) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) SSE of Whakatane (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 18,600) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) ESE of Taupo (Waikato) (pop: 22,500) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) SE of Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (116 mi) SE of Tauranga (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 110,300) --> See nearby quakes!
339 km (211 mi) SE of Auckland (pop: 417,900) --> See nearby quakes!
352 km (218 mi) NE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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