Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) on Monday, 8 March 1976 at 16:48 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) on Monday, 8 March 1976 at 16:48 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 38 km depth

Date & time: 8 Mar 1976 04:48:38 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 38.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.263°S / 176.613°W (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Volcano OP (106 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
789 km (490 mi) S of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240)
805 km (500 mi) S of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400)
808 km (502 mi) S of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.238 kmKermadec Islands region (New Zealand)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) 8 March 16:48 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 30 Apr 1976 15:22 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Mar 1976 00:18 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) on Monday, 8 March 1976 at 16:48 (GMT)
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