Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 1506 km northeast of Wellington, New Zealand, on Friday, 28 September 1951 at 14:37 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.526°S / 176.95°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Raoul Island (98 km / 61 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1506 km (936 mi) NNE 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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|M 6.1||15 km||Kermadec Islands region (New Zealand)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake South Pacific Ocean, 1506 km northeast of Wellington, New Zealand, 28 September 1951 14:37 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 05 Oct 1951 11:37 UTC| M 6.2 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|59 km (36 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 1564 km northeast of Wellington, New Zealand, on Friday, 5 October 1951 at 11:37 (GMT)
- 28 Sep 1951 23:28 UTC| M 6.5 |25 km (15.5 mi) depth|13 km (8 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 1493 km northeast of Wellington, New Zealand, on Friday, 28 September 1951 at 23:28 (GMT)