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Great mag. 8.0 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) on Wednesday, 14 January 1976

Great mag. 8.0 earthquake  - Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) on Wednesday, 14 January 1976
Date & time: Wednesday, 14 January 1976 16:47 UTC
Magnitude: 8.0
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.427°S / 177.657°W (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Volcano OP (23 km / 14 mi)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1016 joules (17527 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.5 x 107 tons of TNT or 942.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 14 Jan 16:47 UTCM 8.0 / 33 kmKermadec Islands Region (New Zealand)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 8.0 quake: Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand), 14 Jan 1976 16:47

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (491 quakes):
  • 07 Jan 1979 10:51 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    |
    115 km (71 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Jan 1979 13:44 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    136 km (84.5 mi) depth
    |
    87 km (54 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1979 13:29 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    51 km (31.7 mi) depth
    |
    228 km (141 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Dec 1978 20:19 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    176 km (109.4 mi) depth
    |
    217 km (135 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Dec 1978 10:56 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    418 km (260 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Dec 1978 01:35 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    222 km (138 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Dec 1978 03:25 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    134 km (83.3 mi) depth
    |
    215 km (134 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Nov 1978 14:15 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    584 km (362.9 mi) depth
    |
    340 km (211 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    16849 km (10470 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    16849 km (10470 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 24 Nov 1978 22:22 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    32 km (19.9 mi) depth
    |
    126 km (78 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Nov 1978 17:34 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    344 km (214 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Nov 1978 16:52 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    71 km (44.1 mi) depth
    |
    95 km (59 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Nov 1978 15:27 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    320 km (199 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Nov 1978 04:41 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    172 km (106.9 mi) depth
    |
    250 km (155 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Nov 1978 00:24 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    62 km (38.5 mi) depth
    |
    204 km (127 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Great mag. 8.0 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) on Wednesday, 14 January 1976
 

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