Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Kermadec Islands, New Zealand, on Sunday, 14 January 1990 at 21:04 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 58 km depth
Depth: 58.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.709°S / 177.467°W (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Raoul Island (66 km / 41 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1465 km (911 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.1||58 km||Kermadec Islands, New Zealand||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Kermadec Islands, New Zealand, 14 January 1990 21:04 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 17 May 1990 04:15 UTC| M 5.3 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|41 km (26 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 18 Jan 1990 05:42 UTC| M 5.4 |24.6 km (15.3 mi) depth|48 km (30 mi) distance| USGS | Details