Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) on Thursday, 28 August 1969
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.456°S / 177.59°W (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Curtis Island (137 km / 85 mi)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Thu, 28 Aug 13:54 UTC||M 6.0 / 30 km||Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake: Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand), 28 Aug 1969 13:54
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 30 Sep 1969 17:51 UTC| M 6.2 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|32 km (20 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) on Tuesday, 30 September 1969