Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Sunday, May 14, 1989 at 00:59 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Sunday, May 14, 1989 at 00:59 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 44 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: May 14, 1989 00:59:50 UTC
Magnitude: 7
Depth: 43.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.523°S / 178.414°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode: 30.523°N / 1.586°E
Nearest volcano: Curtis Island (14 km / 9 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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7.044 kmKermadec Islands, New ZealandUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (96 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Apr 25, 1991 01:14
31 years ago
5.4

60 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Apr 2, 1991 06:21
31 years ago
5.4

39 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 24, 1991 12:44
31 years ago
5.2

55 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 23, 1991 06:52
31 years ago
4.7

408 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Mar 9, 1991 04:24
31 years ago
4.8

330 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 6, 1991 15:44
31 years ago
5.6

228 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 11, 1991 00:51
31 years ago
4.7

138 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 26, 1991 21:23
31 years ago
5.4

43 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 19, 1991 13:33
31 years ago
5.4

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 17, 1991 03:56
31 years ago
4.3

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Nov 25, 1990 04:19
31 years ago
5.6

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Nov 16, 1990 14:43
31 years ago
5.6

83 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Nov 13, 1990 21:18
31 years ago
5.2

208 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Oct 27, 1990 07:30
31 years ago
4.8

503 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Oct 23, 1990 20:14
31 years ago
5.4

16 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Oct 20, 1990 13:10
31 years ago
5.0

324 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Oct 19, 1990 13:21
31 years ago
4.9

41 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Oct 16, 1990 23:38
31 years ago
5.3

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Oct 1, 1990 14:44
31 years ago
5.1

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Sep 14, 1990 16:08
31 years ago
4.4

370 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Sep 7, 1990 11:34
31 years ago
5.3

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Sep 4, 1990 22:13
31 years ago
4.3

239 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Aug 15, 1990 08:58
31 years ago
5.5

358 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Aug 11, 1990 07:20
31 years ago
5.2

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Aug 9, 1990 15:10
31 years ago
4.5

384 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jul 10, 1990 18:24
31 years ago
5.3

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jun 1, 1990 16:49
32 years ago
5.3

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 17, 1990 04:15
32 years ago
5.3

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 15, 1990 21:33
32 years ago
5.7

41 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 7, 1990 13:03
32 years ago
4.8

49 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Apr 22, 1990 02:11
32 years ago
3.8

447 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Apr 14, 1990 07:03
32 years ago
4.6

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Apr 11, 1990 13:10
32 years ago
5.8

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Apr 2, 1990 05:56
32 years ago
5.1

52 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 29, 1990 17:17
32 years ago
4.7

88 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 21, 1990 16:46
32 years ago
6.6

145 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 17, 1990 12:15
32 years ago
4.8

191 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 13, 1990 16:09
32 years ago
4.3

200 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 25, 1990 03:00
32 years ago
4.7

75 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 24, 1990 08:16
32 years ago
4.3

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 11, 1990 21:58
32 years ago
5.4

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 31, 1990 09:17
32 years ago
4.7

194 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 29, 1990 14:30
32 years ago
3.9

501 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 28, 1990 07:28
32 years ago
4.3

261 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 25, 1990 06:29
32 years ago
5.4

197 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 25, 1990 05:48
32 years ago
4.4

259 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 25, 1990 02:25
32 years ago
4.4

330 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 22, 1990 08:25
32 years ago
5.5

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 21, 1990 01:08
32 years ago
4.9

197 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 18, 1990 12:45
32 years ago
6.0

13 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 18, 1990 05:42
32 years ago
5.4

25 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 17, 1990 17:28
32 years ago
4.9

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 16, 1990 10:52
32 years ago
5.6

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 16, 1990 07:56
32 years ago
5.6

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 16, 1990 07:36
32 years ago
5.7

23 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 14, 1990 21:10
32 years ago
5.7

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 14, 1990 21:04
32 years ago
6.1

58 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 14, 1990 09:31
32 years ago
4.9

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Dec 23, 1989 01:32
32 years ago
5.3

37 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Nov 24, 1989 07:10
32 years ago
5.4

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Nov 15, 1989 21:30
32 years ago
5.0

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Nov 14, 1989 19:26
32 years ago
5.2

175 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Nov 4, 1989 04:24
32 years ago
4.3

190 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Oct 13, 1989 20:12
32 years ago
5.4

58 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Oct 1, 1989 23:44
32 years ago
4.7

33 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Sep 26, 1989 02:24
32 years ago
5.4

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Sep 24, 1989 01:30
32 years ago
4.4

197 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Sep 18, 1989 06:19
32 years ago
3.9

278 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Sep 18, 1989 05:42
32 years ago
4.7

103 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Sep 14, 1989 04:48
32 years ago
4.9

272 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Sep 13, 1989 06:21
32 years ago
4.9

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Sep 8, 1989 08:25
32 years ago
5.4

47 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Sep 7, 1989 13:32
32 years ago
5.9

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Sep 1, 1989 05:14
32 years ago
4.9

119 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Aug 30, 1989 08:02
32 years ago
4.9

83 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Aug 30, 1989 06:31
32 years ago
4.8

154 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Aug 30, 1989 04:22
32 years ago
4.4

165 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Aug 29, 1989 18:01
32 years ago
4.6

157 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Aug 19, 1989 06:37
32 years ago
5.0

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Aug 7, 1989 23:07
32 years ago
4.9

205 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Aug 5, 1989 09:54
32 years ago
5.1

49 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Aug 1, 1989 12:44
32 years ago
5.4

104 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jul 25, 1989 22:16
32 years ago
5.4

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jul 16, 1989 22:10
32 years ago
5.2

115 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jul 15, 1989 12:18
32 years ago
4.8

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jul 4, 1989 16:57
32 years ago
4.7

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jun 24, 1989 12:40
32 years ago
3.9

284 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jun 17, 1989 15:30
32 years ago
4.2

284 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jun 12, 1989 13:11
33 years ago
5.6

82 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jun 6, 1989 13:17
33 years ago
5.0

242 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 25, 1989 06:46
33 years ago
4.8

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 25, 1989 04:57
33 years ago
4.4

190 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 23, 1989 23:51
33 years ago
4.8

88 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 21, 1989 06:21
33 years ago
5.0

40 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 21, 1989 04:03
33 years ago
5.3

50 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 20, 1989 16:01
33 years ago
6.3

29 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
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