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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - North Island of New Zealand on Sunday, 21 June 1992

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - North Island of New Zealand on Sunday, 21 June 1992
Date & time: Sunday, 21 June 1992 17:43 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.689°S / 176.861°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Rungapapa Knoll (19 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) NE of Matata (pop: 700)
32 km (20 mi) NW of Whakatane (pop: 18,600)
33 km (20 mi) N of Edgecumbe (pop: 1,600)
61 km (38 mi) E of Tauranga (pop: 110,300)
139 km (86 mi) E of Hamilton (pop: 152,600)
192 km (119 mi) SE of Manukau City (pop: 362,000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 21 Jun 17:43 UTCM 6.2 / 10 kmNorth Island of New ZealandUSGS
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User reports for this quake

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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake: North Island of New Zealand, 21 Jun 1992 17:43

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (58 quakes):
  • 01 Dec 1992 06:36 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    176 km (109.4 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Nov 1992 22:33 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    289.8 km (180.1 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Oct 1992 23:58 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    21.5 km (13.4 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Oct 1992 14:52 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Aug 1992 10:04 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    122.2 km (75.9 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Aug 1992 03:11 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    163.5 km (101.6 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Aug 1992 11:28 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    23.4 km (14.5 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Aug 1992 07:06 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    7.6 km (4.7 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Aug 1992 00:31 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Aug 1992 21:35 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    289.6 km (179.9 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Aug 1992 14:00 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    178.1 km (110.7 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Aug 1992 04:33 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Jul 1992 19:05 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    73.6 km (45.7 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Jul 1992 22:54 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Jul 1992 01:53 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jul 1992 00:13 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    201.7 km (125.3 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - North Island of New Zealand on Sunday, 21 June 1992

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