Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Saturday, August 8, 1992 at 01:08 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 392 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 392.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.566°S / 179.997°W↗ (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode: 31.566°N / 0.003°E↗
Nearest volcano: Volcano W (84 km / 52 mi)
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.2||392 km||Kermadec Islands region (New Zealand)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 11 Nov 1992 00:33 UTC| M 4.0 |465.7 km (289.4 mi) depth|17 km (11 mi) distance| USGS | Details