Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) on Saturday, 20 January 1968 at 21:21 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 357 km depth
Depth: 356.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.116°S / 179.547°W (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Giggenbach (81 km / 50 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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|M 6.1||357 km||Kermadec Islands region (New Zealand)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) 20 January 21:21 UTC
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 15 May 1968 15:00 UTC| M 5.6 |20 km (12.4 mi) depth|61 km (38 mi) distance| USGS | Details