Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Ruapehu District, Manawatu-Wanganui, 1 km east of New Plymouth, New Zealand, on Friday, 5 January 1973 at 13:54 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 150 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 150.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.997°S / 175.232°E (Ruapehu District, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ngauruhoe (38 km / 24 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
25 km (16 mi) NW of National Park (pop: 500) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) W of Turangi (Waikato) (pop: 3,400) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) WSW of Taupo (Waikato) (pop: 22,500) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) E of New Plymouth (Taranaki) (pop: 49,200) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) N of Wanganui (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) SW of Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) S of Hamilton (Waikato) (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) NNW of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (151 mi) S of Auckland (pop: 417,900) --> See nearby quakes!
258 km (160 mi) N of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
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||150 km||North Island of New Zealand||USGS|
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