Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 17 km east of Hanmer Springs, Hurunui District, Canterbury, New Zealand, on Saturday, May 22, 1948 at 19:21 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.527°S / 173.023°E↗ (Hurunui District, Canterbury, New Zealand)
Antipode: 42.527°N / 6.977°W↗
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km (11 mi) E of Hanmer Springs (pop: 784) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) NNE of Amberley (pop: 1,110) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) NNE of Rangiora (pop: 18,400) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) NNE of Kaiapoi (pop: 10,200) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) NNE of Christchurch (pop: 363,900) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (85 mi) SW of Blenheim (Marlborough) (pop: 26,600) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) S of Nelson (pop: 59,200) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) NE of Ashburton (pop: 30,100) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (124 mi) SW of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 mi) SW of Lower Hutt (Wellington) (pop: 101,200) --> 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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