Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Thursday, 8 January 1970 at 17:12 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 199 km depth
Date & time: 8 Jan 1970 17:12:41 UTC
Depth: 199.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.85°S / 178.782°E (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Giljanes (20 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
336 km (209 mi) NNE of Te Kaha (pop: 403) --> See nearby quakes!
393 km (244 mi) NE of Tauranga (pop: 110,300) --> See nearby quakes!
416 km (259 mi) ENE of Whangarei (pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!
423 km (263 mi) ENE of North Shore (pop: 207,900) --> See nearby quakes!
425 km (264 mi) ENE of Manukau (pop: 362,000) --> See nearby quakes!
425 km (264 mi) ENE of Auckland (pop: 417,900) --> See nearby quakes!
429 km (266 mi) N of Gisborne (pop: 34,300) --> See nearby quakes!
437 km (272 mi) ENE of Waitakere (pop: 208,100) --> See nearby quakes!
452 km (281 mi) NE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
797 km (495 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.8||199 km||south of the Kermadec Islands (New Zealand)||USGS|
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