Major magnitude 7.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Saturday, December 26, 1981 at 17:05 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Saturday, December 26, 1981 at 17:05 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.1 earthquake at 33 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Dec 26, 1981 17:05:32 UTC
Magnitude: 7.1
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.934°S / 177.741°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode: 29.934°N / 2.259°E
Nearest volcano: Raoul Island (76 km / 47 mi)
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1015 joules (783 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 6.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 42.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
7.133 kmKermadec Islands, New ZealandUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (76 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Dec 26, 1983 17:45
38 years ago
5.2

58 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Dec 17, 1983 15:53
38 years ago
5.4

47 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Dec 17, 1983 15:47
38 years ago
5.3

41 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Dec 15, 1983 03:57
38 years ago
6.1

20 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Nov 22, 1983 16:01
38 years ago
5.5

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Sep 25, 1983 20:49
38 years ago
5.1

69 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Sep 3, 1983 14:55
38 years ago
5.3

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Aug 16, 1983 09:34
38 years ago
5.0

384 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jul 18, 1983 11:10
38 years ago
4.9

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jul 17, 1983 21:56
38 years ago
5.6

49 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jun 25, 1983 02:33
38 years ago
5.1

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 18, 1983 03:58
39 years ago
4.9

32 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 17, 1983 21:02
39 years ago
5.0

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 6, 1983 01:31
39 years ago
5.2

88 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 2, 1983 21:37
39 years ago
4.7

43 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Apr 28, 1983 21:36
39 years ago
5.6

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Apr 24, 1983 18:24
39 years ago
4.6

215 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Apr 13, 1983 17:08
39 years ago
5.1

237 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 10, 1983 17:58
39 years ago
5.4

92 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 18, 1983 09:48
39 years ago
5.0

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 13, 1983 02:00
39 years ago
4.2

354 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 7, 1983 18:23
39 years ago
6.0

52 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 7, 1983 17:55
39 years ago
5.0

293 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 26, 1983 16:02
39 years ago
7.0

238 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 21, 1983 04:04
39 years ago
5.3

166 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 11, 1983 08:16
39 years ago
4.8

71 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Nov 27, 1982 22:16
39 years ago
5.0

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Nov 25, 1982 13:54
39 years ago
5.2

110 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Nov 13, 1982 04:39
39 years ago
4.8

61 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Oct 27, 1982 21:15
39 years ago
5.1

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Oct 13, 1982 00:20
39 years ago
5.1

84 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Oct 5, 1982 20:17
39 years ago
4.8

327 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Oct 5, 1982 10:15
39 years ago
5.6

54 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Sep 29, 1982 21:58
39 years ago
5.0

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Sep 1, 1982 01:05
39 years ago
4.6

236 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Aug 28, 1982 04:41
39 years ago
5.2

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Aug 28, 1982 04:29
39 years ago
5.1

140 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Aug 26, 1982 15:19
39 years ago
4.6

196 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jul 31, 1982 11:07
39 years ago
5.0

187 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jul 16, 1982 14:43
39 years ago
5.2

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jul 5, 1982 10:35
39 years ago
5.6

120 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jun 23, 1982 09:02
39 years ago
4.7

226 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jun 16, 1982 11:09
39 years ago
5.0

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 24, 1982 12:24
40 years ago
4.9

368 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 12, 1982 12:51
40 years ago
5.4

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 12, 1982 12:41
40 years ago
5.3

53 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 7, 1982 15:54
40 years ago
5.1

286 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 3, 1982 05:29
40 years ago
5.0

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 2, 1982 18:45
40 years ago
5.2

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 2, 1982 14:16
40 years ago
5.2

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 2, 1982 13:25
40 years ago
5.2

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 2, 1982 12:50
40 years ago
5.0

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 2, 1982 11:19
40 years ago
6.5

25 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 1, 1982 10:27
40 years ago
5.4

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 1, 1982 10:11
40 years ago
5.0

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 1, 1982 08:46
40 years ago
4.9

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 1, 1982 08:43
40 years ago
4.9

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 1, 1982 07:41
40 years ago
4.9

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Apr 22, 1982 18:32
40 years ago
5.1

101 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Apr 15, 1982 08:51
40 years ago
5.0

52 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Apr 13, 1982 18:19
40 years ago
4.9

121 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Apr 12, 1982 00:34
40 years ago
6.1

35 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 28, 1982 03:52
40 years ago
6.0

79 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 21, 1982 04:05
40 years ago
4.9

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 13, 1982 18:58
40 years ago
5.0

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 13, 1982 23:45
40 years ago
5.6

51 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 2, 1982 00:52
40 years ago
5.2

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 14, 1982 02:02
40 years ago
5.4

39 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 10, 1982 08:32
40 years ago
5.4

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 3, 1982 21:16
40 years ago
5.1

108 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Dec 29, 1981 21:08
40 years ago
4.8

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Dec 29, 1981 19:06
40 years ago
5.5

61 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Dec 29, 1981 10:35
40 years ago
5.0

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Dec 27, 1981 06:22
40 years ago
5.4

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Dec 26, 1981 19:00
40 years ago
5.2

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Dec 26, 1981 17:53
40 years ago
5.2

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
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