- South Pacific Ocean, 1368 km northeast of Wellington, New Zealand, on Sun, 19 May 2013 23:02
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Strong magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 8 km depth
19 May 11:45 UTC: First to report: USGS after 43 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: Sun, 19 May 2013 23:02
Depth: 7.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.5677°S / 177.7506°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Curtis Island (78 km / 48 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1368 km (850 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (90 mi) S of Sunday Island --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (94 mi) S of Napier Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 4.8||7.5 km||144km S of Raoul Island, New Zealand||USGS|
|M 4.8||2 km||KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND||EMSC|
|M 5.0||96 km||Kermadec Islands Region||GeoAu|
|M 5.0||10 km||Kermadec Islands, New Zealand||GFZ|
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