Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 1352 km northeast of Wellington, New Zealand, on Tuesday, 28 May 1968 at 09:06 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 30 km depth
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.786°S / 177.63°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Curtis Island (93 km / 58 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1352 km (840 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.9||30 km||Kermadec Islands, New Zealand||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.9 quake South Pacific Ocean, 1352 km northeast of Wellington, New Zealand, 28 May 1968 09:06 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 30 May 1968 19:42 UTC| M 6.4 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|27 km (17 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 1348 km northeast of Wellington, New Zealand, on Thursday, 30 May 1968 at 19:42 (GMT)