Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Hurunui District, 133 km north of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand, on Saturday, February 10, 1990 at 03:27 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 9.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.343°S / 172.798°E↗ (Hurunui District, Canterbury, New Zealand)
Antipode: 42.343°N / 7.202°W↗
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) N of Hanmer Springs (pop: 784) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) N of Amberley (pop: 1,110) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) N of Rangiora (pop: 18,400) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) SSW of Nelson (pop: 59,200) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (82 mi) SW of Blenheim (Marlborough) (pop: 26,600) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (83 mi) N of Christchurch (pop: 363,900) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) NNE of Ashburton (pop: 30,100) --> See nearby quakes!
202 km (125 mi) SW of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) SW of Lower Hutt (Wellington) (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) SW of Porirua (Wellington) (pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.0||9.8 km||South Island of New Zealand||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
- 10 Feb 1990 03:57 UTC| M 5.1 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|33 km (20 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 10 Feb 1990 03:54 UTC| M 5.7 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|17 km (10 mi) distance| USGS | Details