Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Kermadec Islands, New Zealand, on Saturday, 6 July 1985 at 03:37 (GMT)
Quake Data | Interactive map | User Reports | Aftershocks | Earlier quakes in same area | Quakes in New Zealand | Wellington
Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 50 km depth
Depth: 49.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.721°S / 177.771°W (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Raoul Island (52 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1451 km (902 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
|M 6.3||50 km||Kermadec Islands, New Zealand||USGS|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
be the first to report it!There are no user reports for this quake yet. If you felt it
Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake Kermadec Islands, New Zealand, 6 July 1985 03:37 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
- 10 Dec 1985 06:21 UTC| M 5.3 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|46 km (29 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 29 Sep 1985 16:39 UTC| M 4.8 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|73 km (45 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 15 Aug 1985 13:16 UTC| M 5.2 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|27 km (17 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 04 Aug 1985 09:20 UTC| M 4.7 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|62 km (38 mi) distance| USGS | Details