Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 1346 km northeast of Wellington, New Zealand, on Tuesday, February 18, 1958 at 13:21 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 50 km depth
Depth: 50.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.478°S / 178.479°W↗ (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode: 30.478°N / 1.521°E↗
Nearest volcano: Curtis Island (11 km / 7 mi)
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.0||50 km||Kermadec Islands, New Zealand||USGS|
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