Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 64 km northwest of Te Kaha, New Zealand, on Monday, January 30, 1956 at 08:43 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.306°S / 177.208°E↗ (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode: 37.306°N / 2.792°W↗
Nearest volcano: White Island (24 km / 15 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
64 km (39 mi) NW of Te Kaha (pop: 403) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) NNE of Whakatane (pop: 18,600) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) N of Opotiki (pop: 4,040) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) NNE of Edgecumbe (pop: 1,640) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) NNE of Kawerau (pop: 6,700) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) ENE of Tauranga (pop: 110,300) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) NE of Rotorua (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) ENE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (138 mi) ESE of Auckland (pop: 417,900) --> See nearby quakes!
490 km (304 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.4||15 km||off the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand||USGS|
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