Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 1480 km northeast of Wellington, Wellington City, New Zealand, on Thursday, 11 September 1952 at 22:26 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 38 km depth
Depth: 37.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.736°S / 177.069°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Raoul Island (97 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1480 km (920 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> 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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|M 6.3||38 km||Kermadec Islands, New Zealand||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake South Pacific Ocean, 1480 km northeast of Wellington, Wellington City, New Zealand, 11 September 1952 22:26 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 07 Nov 1952 23:12 UTC| M 6.4 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|69 km (43 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 53 km south of Sunday Island, New Zealand, on Friday, 7 November 1952 at 23:12 (GMT)