Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) on Tuesday, 29 September 1959
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.786°S / 176.693°W (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Hinetapeka (111 km / 69 mi)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Tue, 29 Sep 15:32 UTC||M 6.4 / 35 km||Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.4 quake: Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand), 29 Sep 1959 15:32
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 29 Oct 1959 14:20 UTC| M 6.0 |62.9 km (39.1 mi) depth|57 km (35 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) on Thursday, 29 October 1959