Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Sunday, October 11, 1970 at 05:38 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 25 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.049°S / 177.898°W↗ (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode: 32.049°N / 2.102°E↗
Nearest volcano: Volcano W (123 km / 76 mi)
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.2||25 km||south of the Kermadec Islands (New Zealand)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
|Date and time||Mag|
|Nov 10, 1970 13:47|
51 years ago
|South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand||More|