Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South of the Kermadec Islands (New Zealand) on Friday, 30 May 1969
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.16°S / 177.984°W (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Volcano W (118 km / 73 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|
|Fri, 30 May 16:22 UTC||M 6.1 / 20 km||South of the Kermadec Islands (New Zealand)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake: South of the Kermadec Islands (New Zealand), 30 May 1969 16:22
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 30 Sep 1969 17:51 UTC| M 6.2 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|58 km (36 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) on Tuesday, 30 September 1969