Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 61 km north of Te Kaha, New Zealand, on Wednesday, December 8, 1965 at 18:05 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 175 km depth
Depth: 175.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.199°S / 177.558°E↗ (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode: 37.199°N / 2.442°W↗
Nearest volcano: White Island (49 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
61 km (38 mi) N of Te Kaha (pop: 403) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) NNE of Opotiki (pop: 4,040) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) NNE of Whakatane (pop: 18,600) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) ENE of Tauranga (pop: 110,300) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) NE of Rotorua (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) NNW of Gisborne (pop: 34,300) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) ENE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (148 mi) E of Manukau (pop: 362,000) --> See nearby quakes!
251 km (156 mi) E of Auckland (pop: 417,900) --> See nearby quakes!
514 km (319 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
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||175 km||off the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand||USGS|
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