Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 1258 km northeast of Wellington, New Zealand, on Tuesday, September 30, 1969 at 17:51 GMT
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Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 15 km depth
|Date & time||Sep 30, 1969 17:51:40 UTC|
|Local time at epicenter|
|Epicenter latitude / longitude||31.66°S / 177.823°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)|
|Antipode||31.66°N / 2.177°E|
|Shaking intensity||Strong shaking near epicenter|
|Primary data source||USGS (United States Geological Survey)|
|Nearest volcano||Volcano W (130 km / 81 mi)|
|Nearby towns and cities|
|Estimated seismic energy released||1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy|
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|6.2||15 km||Kermadec Islands region (New Zealand)||USGS|
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