Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Kermadec Islands, New Zealand, on Wednesday, 16 July 1975 at 18:17 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 46 km depth
Depth: 46.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.623°S / 177.487°W (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Curtis Island (103 km / 64 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1374 km (854 mi) NNE 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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|M 6.2||46 km||Kermadec Islands, New Zealand||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake Kermadec Islands, New Zealand, 16 July 1975 18:17 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
- 14 Oct 1975 03:00 UTC| M 4.5 |107 km (66.5 mi) depth|66 km (41 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 25 Jul 1975 18:46 UTC| M 4.4 |44 km (27.3 mi) depth|50 km (31 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 16 Jul 1975 19:48 UTC| M 4.6 |44 km (27.3 mi) depth|14 km (9 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 16 Jul 1975 19:38 UTC| M 6.1 |37 km (23 mi) depth|28 km (17 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Kermadec Islands, New Zealand, on Wednesday, 16 July 1975 at 19:38 (GMT)