Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) on Monday, 21 December 1959
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.64°S / 176.08°W (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Gamble (140 km / 87 mi)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Mon, 21 Dec 10:20 UTC||M 6.1 / 35 km||Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake: Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand), 21 Dec 1959 10:20
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 21 Dec 1959 11:14 UTC| M 6.1 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|18 km (11 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) on Monday, 21 December 1959