Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - 39 km east of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, on Sunday, 13 May 1990 at 04:23 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 21 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 20.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.296°S / 176.064°E (Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (121 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
38 km (24 mi) SW of Takapau (Hawke's Bay) (pop: 597) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) E of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) ENE of Foxton (pop: 4,780) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) ENE of Levin (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (51 mi) NNE of Masterton (Wellington) (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) ESE of Wanganui (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) SW of Hastings (Hawke's Bay) (pop: 61,700) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) NE of Lower Hutt (Wellington) (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) NE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
287 km (179 mi) SSE of Hamilton (Waikato) (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.4||21 km||North Island of New Zealand||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 15 Aug 1990 15:54 UTC| M 5.2 |31.2 km (19.4 mi) depth|30 km (18 mi) distance| USGS | Details