Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Kermadec Islands, New Zealand, on Wednesday, 16 September 1959 at 02:36 (GMT)
Moderate magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.257°S / 177.066°W (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Raoul Island (83 km / 52 mi)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.7||35 km||Kermadec Islands, New Zealand||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.7 quake Kermadec Islands, New Zealand, 16 September 02:36 UTC
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 16 Sep 1959 10:07 UTC| M 5.6 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|36 km (22 mi) distance| USGS | Details