Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 1220 km northeast of Wellington, New Zealand, on Sunday, August 14, 1955 at 16:43 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.406°S / 179.284°W↗ (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode: 31.406°N / 0.716°E↗
Nearest volcano: Havre Seamount (41 km / 25 mi)
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.2||15 km||Kermadec Islands region (New Zealand)||USGS|
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