Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 23 km northwest of Te Karaka, Gisborne District, New Zealand, on Friday, December 28, 1956 at 14:24 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.343°S / 177.657°E↗ (Gisborne District, Gisborne, New Zealand)
Antipode: 38.343°N / 2.343°W↗
Nearest volcano: Whale Island (80 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
23 km (14 mi) NW of Te Karaka (pop: 592) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) NW of Gisborne (pop: 34,300) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) SE of Opotiki (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 4,040) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) NNE of Wairoa (Hawke's Bay) (pop: 4,260) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) ESE of Kawerau (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 6,700) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) E of Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) NNE of Napier City (Hawke's Bay) (pop: 56,800) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) ESE of Tauranga (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 110,300) --> See nearby quakes!
304 km (189 mi) ESE of Auckland (pop: 417,900) --> See nearby quakes!
410 km (254 mi) NE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.5||35 km||North Island of New Zealand||USGS|
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