Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 50 km east of Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Monday, July 27, 1970 at 12:31 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 95 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 95.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.881°S / 177.546°E↗ (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode: 37.881°N / 2.454°W↗
Nearest volcano: Whale Island (50 km / 31 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) SW of Te Kaha (pop: 403) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) ENE of Opotiki (pop: 4,040) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) E of Whakatane (pop: 18,600) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) ENE of Kawerau (pop: 6,700) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) NNW of Gisborne (pop: 34,300) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) ENE of Rotorua (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (77 mi) E of Tauranga (pop: 110,300) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) E of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
271 km (169 mi) ESE of Auckland (pop: 417,900) --> See nearby quakes!
447 km (278 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.3||95 km||off the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand||USGS|
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