Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 1416 km northeast of Wellington, Wellington City, New Zealand, on Friday, 19 February 1954 at 19:07 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 25 km depth
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.248°S / 177.371°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Macauley Island (106 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1416 km (880 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.6||25 km||Kermadec Islands, New Zealand||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake South Pacific Ocean, 1416 km northeast of Wellington, Wellington City, New Zealand, 19 February 1954 19:07 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 18 Apr 1954 03:03 UTC| M 5.8 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|79 km (49 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 20 Feb 1954 21:28 UTC| M 6.1 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|69 km (43 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 1439 km northeast of Wellington, Wellington City, New Zealand, on Saturday, 20 February 1954 at 21:28 (GMT)