Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) on Saturday, 8 August 1992 at 01:08 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) on Saturday, 8 August 1992 at 01:08 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 392 km depth

Date & time: 8 Aug 1992 01:08:05 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 392.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.566°S / 179.997°W (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Volcano W (84 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
694 km (431 mi) NE of Kerikeri (pop: 5,650)
701 km (435 mi) NE of Whangarei (Northland) (pop: 50,900)
716 km (445 mi) NNE of Tairua (Waikato) (pop: 1,590)
717 km (446 mi) ENE of Taipa (Far North District, Northland) (pop: 1,730)
732 km (455 mi) NNE of Whangamata (Waikato) (pop: 4,250)
743 km (462 mi) NE of Thames (Waikato) (pop: 7,140)
746 km (463 mi) NE of Dargaville (Northland) (pop: 4,670)
748 km (465 mi) NNE of Waihi Beach (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 2,010)
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!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.2392 kmKermadec Islands region (New Zealand)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) 8 August 01:08 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 11 Nov 1992 00:33 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    465.7 km (289.4 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) on Saturday, 8 August 1992 at 01:08 (GMT)
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