Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Thursday, December 31, 1992 at 20:17 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Thursday, December 31, 1992 at 20:17 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 16 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Dec 31, 1992 20:17:08 UTC
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 16.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.015°S / 178.025°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode: 32.015°N / 1.975°E
Nearest volcano: Volcano W (111 km / 69 mi)
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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6.416 kmsouth of the Kermadec Islands (New Zealand)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (32 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jun 28, 1993 21:02
28 years ago
5.1

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jun 23, 1993 12:00
28 years ago
4.9

64 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jun 14, 1993 07:26
28 years ago
4.8

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jun 6, 1993 14:25
29 years ago
4.1

544 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 15, 1993 15:34
29 years ago
5.2

47 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Apr 19, 1993 18:40
29 years ago
4.7

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Apr 8, 1993 07:34
29 years ago
4.2

484 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 30, 1993 18:51
29 years ago
4.4

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 24, 1993 11:35
29 years ago
4.8

53 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 14, 1993 08:02
29 years ago
4.2

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 10, 1993 07:37
29 years ago
5.1

46 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 27, 1993 02:02
29 years ago
3.8

320 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 26, 1993 06:57
29 years ago
5.1

13 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 20, 1993 07:27
29 years ago
4.7

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 20, 1993 03:03
29 years ago
5.9

17 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 20, 1993 02:17
29 years ago
5.1

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 19, 1993 22:49
29 years ago
4.9

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 15, 1993 04:57
29 years ago
4.8

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 11, 1993 21:45
29 years ago
4.4

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 9, 1993 11:15
29 years ago
5.5

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 8, 1993 17:10
29 years ago
5.1

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 8, 1993 06:08
29 years ago
5.3

22 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 8, 1993 06:00
29 years ago
5.2

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 7, 1993 19:18
29 years ago
4.6

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 7, 1993 16:46
29 years ago
5.4

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 7, 1993 12:31
29 years ago
5.3

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 7, 1993 12:06
29 years ago
5.6

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 7, 1993 12:02
29 years ago
5.6

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 6, 1993 10:47
29 years ago
4.4

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 1, 1993 03:46
29 years ago
5.1

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Dec 31, 1992 21:37
29 years ago
5.2

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Dec 31, 1992 20:29
29 years ago
5.0

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore

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