Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 19 km south of Otane, Central Hawke's Bay District, New Zealand, on Saturday, 10 February 1951 at 03:27 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.051°S / 176.655°E (Central Hawke's Bay District, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (126 km / 78 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) S of Otane (pop: 566) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) SSW of Hastings (pop: 61,700) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) SSW of Taradale (Napier City) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) SSW of Napier City (pop: 56,800) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) ENE of Palmerston North (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) NE of Masterton (Wellington) (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) ENE of Levin (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) E of Wanganui (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (130 mi) NE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
279 km (173 mi) SSE of Hamilton (Waikato) (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.3||15 km||North Island of New Zealand||USGS|
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