Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - 42 km west of Gisborne, New Zealand, on Tuesday, August 10, 1993 at 09:46 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 14 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 14.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.52°S / 177.553°E↗ (Gisborne District, Gisborne, New Zealand)
Antipode: 38.52°N / 2.447°W↗
Nearest volcano: Whale Island (89 km / 55 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
28 km (17 mi) WSW of Te Karaka (pop: 592) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) WNW of Gisborne (pop: 34,300) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) NNE of Wairoa (Hawke's Bay) (pop: 4,260) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) SSE of Opotiki (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 4,040) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) NNE of Napier City (Hawke's Bay) (pop: 56,800) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) ESE of Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) NNE of Hastings (Hawke's Bay) (pop: 61,700) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) SE of Tauranga (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 110,300) --> See nearby quakes!
215 km (133 mi) ESE of Hamilton (Waikato) (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
388 km (241 mi) NE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> 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||14 km||North Island of New Zealand||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
|Date and time||Mag|
|Nov 5, 1993 03:38|
28 years ago
|Opotiki District, 21 km SE of Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand||More|
|Sep 20, 1993 19:16|
28 years ago
|Opotiki District, 52 km E of Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand||More|