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Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) on Tuesday, 2 July 1974

Major mag. 7.2 earthquake  - Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) on Tuesday, 2 July 1974
Date & time: Tuesday, 2 July 1974 23:26 UTC
Magnitude: 7.2
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.082°S / 175.954°W (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Hinetapeka (184 km / 114 mi)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1015 joules (1106 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 9.5 x 105 tons of TNT or 59.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 2 Jul 23:26 UTCM 7.2 / 33 kmKermadec Islands Region (New Zealand)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.2 quake: Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand), 2 Jul 1974 23:26

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (152 quakes):
  • 12 Jun 1976 03:08 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    71 km (44 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Jun 1976 03:01 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    43 km (26.7 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 May 1976 07:40 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    130 km (81 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 May 1976 23:24 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    97 km (60 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 May 1976 15:31 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (44 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    16758 km (10413 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 03 May 1976 13:35 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    74 km (46 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Apr 1976 15:22 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    114 km (71 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Apr 1976 06:32 UTC
    | M 6.1 |
    62 km (38.5 mi) depth
    |
    133 km (83 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) on Thursday, 29 April 1976
  • 14 Apr 1976 19:41 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    160 km (100 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Apr 1976 10:44 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    129 km (80 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Apr 1976 06:00 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    55 km (34.2 mi) depth
    |
    135 km (84 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Mar 1976 00:18 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    112 km (70 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Mar 1976 02:18 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    42 km (26.1 mi) depth
    |
    153 km (95 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Mar 1976 10:16 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    72 km (44.7 mi) depth
    |
    132 km (82 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Mar 1976 18:52 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    98 km (61 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) on Tuesday, 2 July 1974

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