Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Thursday, February 9, 1978 at 21:35 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Thursday, February 9, 1978 at 21:35 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake at 33 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Feb 9, 1978 21:35:12 UTC
Magnitude: 7.2
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.683°S / 177.358°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode: 30.683°N / 2.642°E
Nearest volcano: Curtis Island (116 km / 72 mi)
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1015 joules (1106 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 9.5 x 105 tons of TNT or 59.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
7.233 kmKermadec Islands, New ZealandUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (111 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Feb 5, 1980 10:33
42 years ago
5.1

103 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 25, 1980 16:21
42 years ago
5.2

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Dec 12, 1979 16:33
42 years ago
5.0

380 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Dec 6, 1979 23:10
42 years ago
4.6

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Nov 27, 1979 15:43
42 years ago
4.6

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Nov 23, 1979 07:56
42 years ago
5.1

88 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Nov 3, 1979 06:46
42 years ago
3.9

106 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Oct 8, 1979 21:38
42 years ago
4.9

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Sep 15, 1979 16:02
42 years ago
5.5

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Sep 11, 1979 07:46
42 years ago
5.2

203 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Aug 27, 1979 21:57
42 years ago
4.3

350 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Aug 16, 1979 08:51
42 years ago
4.4

447 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Aug 13, 1979 09:49
42 years ago
4.4

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Aug 9, 1979 12:21
42 years ago
4.7

348 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jul 26, 1979 19:57
42 years ago
5.4

65 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jul 22, 1979 23:19
42 years ago
5.1

47 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jul 21, 1979 07:40
42 years ago
4.8

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jul 15, 1979 18:09
42 years ago
5.1

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jul 13, 1979 17:08
42 years ago
5.4

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jun 29, 1979 02:00
42 years ago
5.3

94 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jun 16, 1979 21:48
42 years ago
5.1

124 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jun 2, 1979 13:19
43 years ago
5.2

50 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jun 1, 1979 01:17
43 years ago
4.5

84 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 30, 1979 11:36
43 years ago
4.4

149 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 3, 1979 21:18
43 years ago
5.4

54 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 2, 1979 18:16
43 years ago
5.8

42 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Apr 28, 1979 13:34
43 years ago
4.5

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Apr 27, 1979 05:03
43 years ago
4.6

62 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Apr 26, 1979 23:22
43 years ago
4.4

48 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Apr 26, 1979 23:07
43 years ago
4.6

54 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Apr 23, 1979 10:10
43 years ago
4.6

150 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Apr 23, 1979 09:57
43 years ago
5.2

103 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 24, 1979 13:12
43 years ago
4.6

215 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 1, 1979 12:33
43 years ago
5.1

163 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 3, 1979 08:40
43 years ago
5.2

62 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 30, 1979 09:39
43 years ago
4.6

350 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 27, 1979 09:08
43 years ago
4.8

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 27, 1979 07:03
43 years ago
5.5

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 26, 1979 01:17
43 years ago
4.9

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 25, 1979 04:08
43 years ago
6.4

14 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 2, 1979 13:44
43 years ago
5.1

136 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Dec 29, 1978 20:19
43 years ago
4.7

176 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Dec 15, 1978 01:35
43 years ago
5.4

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Dec 10, 1978 03:25
43 years ago
5.5

134 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Nov 23, 1978 17:34
43 years ago
5.2

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Nov 23, 1978 16:52
43 years ago
5.0

71 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Nov 23, 1978 15:27
43 years ago
5.3

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Nov 19, 1978 00:24
43 years ago
5.4

62 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Nov 4, 1978 06:05
43 years ago
3.8

334 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Nov 1, 1978 15:24
43 years ago
5.0

193 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Oct 19, 1978 20:46
43 years ago
5.3

46 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Oct 14, 1978 13:44
43 years ago
5.3

53 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Sep 30, 1978 01:43
43 years ago
5.7

35 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Sep 26, 1978 10:36
43 years ago
4.8

261 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Sep 22, 1978 06:59
43 years ago
5.3

63 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Sep 16, 1978 23:13
43 years ago
5.2

286 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Sep 8, 1978 22:56
43 years ago
5.9

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Sep 8, 1978 21:04
43 years ago
5.6

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Sep 8, 1978 20:56
43 years ago
5.4

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Sep 6, 1978 08:22
43 years ago
5.5

47 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Sep 5, 1978 03:20
43 years ago
4.9

72 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Sep 5, 1978 01:47
43 years ago
5.2

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Sep 1, 1978 07:14
43 years ago
5.6

17 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Aug 25, 1978 18:59
43 years ago
4.9

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Aug 25, 1978 18:18
43 years ago
5.4

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Aug 17, 1978 03:49
43 years ago
5.2

63 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Aug 15, 1978 23:00
43 years ago
5.0

73 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Aug 15, 1978 12:37
43 years ago
6.4

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Aug 7, 1978 11:52
43 years ago
4.6

377 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Aug 7, 1978 09:30
43 years ago
4.6

51 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jul 8, 1978 18:05
43 years ago
4.4

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jun 26, 1978 21:04
43 years ago
5.3

166 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jun 7, 1978 04:37
44 years ago
5.1

127 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 28, 1978 09:03
44 years ago
4.5

68 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 22, 1978 06:55
44 years ago
5.5

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 20, 1978 21:50
44 years ago
5.5

43 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Apr 15, 1978 14:46
44 years ago
4.1

52 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Apr 10, 1978 10:28
44 years ago
5.0

41 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 14, 1978 03:26
44 years ago
5.2

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 12, 1978 16:13
44 years ago
5.5

37 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 5, 1978 00:54
44 years ago
5.1

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 3, 1978 02:00
44 years ago
4.6

338 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 24, 1978 21:12
44 years ago
5.2

21 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 24, 1978 18:16
44 years ago
5.2

48 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 21, 1978 02:59
44 years ago
5.3

58 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 20, 1978 10:13
44 years ago
4.6

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 20, 1978 07:30
44 years ago
5.1

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 16, 1978 07:13
44 years ago
5.1

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 15, 1978 06:30
44 years ago
5.3

38 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 15, 1978 05:17
44 years ago
4.3

35 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 14, 1978 20:23
44 years ago
4.8

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 14, 1978 14:58
44 years ago
4.9

13 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 14, 1978 11:18
44 years ago
4.8

55 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 13, 1978 17:08
44 years ago
5.3

331 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 13, 1978 06:15
44 years ago
5.3

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 12, 1978 19:18
44 years ago
5.3

91 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 12, 1978 15:51
44 years ago
5.0

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 11, 1978 17:14
44 years ago
4.7

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 11, 1978 11:52
44 years ago
5.1

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 11, 1978 05:03
44 years ago
5.2

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 11, 1978 04:12
44 years ago
5.7

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 11, 1978 00:16
44 years ago
5.2

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 11, 1978 00:05
44 years ago
6.6

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 10, 1978 19:32
44 years ago
6.2

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 10, 1978 15:13
44 years ago
5.1

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 10, 1978 09:17
44 years ago
4.7

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 10, 1978 05:35
44 years ago
5.4

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 10, 1978 00:56
44 years ago
6.0

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 9, 1978 22:58
44 years ago
5.1

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 9, 1978 22:54
44 years ago
4.1

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 9, 1978 22:21
44 years ago
5.5

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
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