Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) on Tuesday, 12 January 1988 at 07:29 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) on Tuesday, 12 January 1988 at 07:29 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 15 km depth

Date & time: 12 Jan 1988 07:29:27 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 14.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.827°S / 177.423°W (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Hinetapeka (39 km / 24 mi)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 6.615 kmKermadec Islands region (New Zealand)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) 12 January 07:29 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 05 Jun 1988 17:29 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    70 km (43.5 mi) depth
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 May 1988 21:50 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    239.6 km (148.9 mi) depth
    87 km (54 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Mar 1988 20:54 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    94 km (58 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Jan 1988 00:48 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) on Tuesday, 12 January 1988 at 07:29 (GMT)
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