Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 63 km north of Ruatoria, Gisborne District, New Zealand, on Monday, April 23, 1951 at 06:50 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 20 km depth
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.355°S / 178.076°E↗ (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode: 37.355°N / 1.924°W↗
Nearest volcano: White Island (81 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
55 km (34 mi) NE of Te Kaha (pop: 403) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) NE of Whakatane (pop: 18,600) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) N of Gisborne (pop: 34,300) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) ENE of Tauranga (pop: 110,300) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (114 mi) ENE of Rotorua (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
251 km (156 mi) E of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
258 km (161 mi) NNE of Napier City (pop: 56,800) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (178 mi) E of Manukau (pop: 362,000) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) E of Auckland (pop: 417,900) --> See nearby quakes!
521 km (324 mi) NE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.1||20 km||off the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand||USGS|
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