Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Wednesday, January 26, 1983 at 16:02 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Wednesday, January 26, 1983 at 16:02 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 238 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Jan 26, 1983 16:02:21 UTC
Magnitude: 7
Depth: 238.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.383°S / 179.339°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode: 30.383°N / 0.661°E
Nearest volcano: Giggenbach (72 km / 45 mi)
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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7.0238 kmKermadec Islands region (New Zealand)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (64 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jan 26, 1985 20:21
37 years ago
4.5

418 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Jan 15, 1985 16:02
37 years ago
5.0

103 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 8, 1985 06:43
37 years ago
5.1

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 8, 1985 02:54
37 years ago
5.5

92 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 2, 1985 09:18
37 years ago
5.0

107 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 2, 1985 04:12
37 years ago
5.1

212 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Dec 31, 1984 05:01
37 years ago
5.0

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Dec 18, 1984 15:46
37 years ago
4.1

460 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Dec 14, 1984 15:30
37 years ago
4.9

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Nov 26, 1984 17:31
37 years ago
5.6

50 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Nov 16, 1984 04:31
37 years ago
4.9

304 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Oct 31, 1984 19:12
37 years ago
4.8

103 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Oct 23, 1984 02:09
37 years ago
5.0

166 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Oct 19, 1984 19:59
37 years ago
5.6

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Oct 18, 1984 05:49
37 years ago
5.1

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Oct 2, 1984 06:21
37 years ago
4.1

360 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Oct 1, 1984 12:04
37 years ago
4.9

220 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Sep 21, 1984 06:21
37 years ago
4.9

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Sep 20, 1984 14:22
37 years ago
5.1

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Sep 11, 1984 09:47
37 years ago
4.9

142 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Sep 7, 1984 19:30
37 years ago
5.0

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Sep 3, 1984 11:48
37 years ago
5.2

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Aug 14, 1984 21:52
37 years ago
4.9

64 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Aug 10, 1984 08:36
37 years ago
5.2

211 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jul 23, 1984 04:58
37 years ago
5.5

341 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jul 23, 1984 04:31
37 years ago
5.4

59 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jul 14, 1984 18:49
37 years ago
5.1

56 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jun 25, 1984 06:57
37 years ago
5.3

129 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jun 2, 1984 12:42
38 years ago
4.9

374 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 25, 1984 07:57
38 years ago
5.1

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 25, 1984 02:32
38 years ago
5.5

59 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 21, 1984 08:06
38 years ago
5.3

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 11, 1984 22:15
38 years ago
4.3

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 10, 1984 11:32
38 years ago
5.2

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 8, 1984 11:52
38 years ago
4.6

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 8, 1984 03:37
38 years ago
6.2

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 22, 1984 07:44
38 years ago
4.8

238 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 6, 1984 00:25
38 years ago
5.3

294 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 17, 1984 10:32
38 years ago
5.0

50 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 4, 1984 20:09
38 years ago
5.2

46 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 29, 1984 10:13
38 years ago
5.6

42 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 4, 1984 19:07
38 years ago
5.2

43 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
Nov 22, 1983 16:01
38 years ago
5.5

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Oct 28, 1983 05:56
38 years ago
5.9

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Oct 15, 1983 08:50
38 years ago
4.4

464 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Aug 17, 1983 12:46
38 years ago
5.1

493 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Aug 16, 1983 09:34
38 years ago
5.0

384 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jul 27, 1983 12:26
38 years ago
4.8

33 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 17, 1983 19:32
38 years ago
4.8

332 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 24, 1983 10:03
39 years ago
5.4

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
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
Apr 11, 1983 10:35
39 years ago
4.0

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

92 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
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