Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Selwyn District, 88 km west of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand, on Sunday, June 19, 1994 at 13:43 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.273°S / 171.611°E↗ (Selwyn District, Canterbury, New Zealand)
Antipode: 43.273°N / 8.389°W↗
Nearby towns and cities:
36 km (22 mi) S of Arthur's Pass (pop: 930) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) N of Methven (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) W of Oxford (pop: 1,780) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) WNW of Darfield (pop: 1,590) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) N of Ashburton (pop: 30,100) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) W of Rangiora (pop: 18,400) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) W of Kaiapoi (pop: 10,200) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (54 mi) WNW of Christchurch (pop: 363,900) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) NNE of Timaru (pop: 28,000) --> See nearby quakes!
341 km (212 mi) SW of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.0||10 km||South Island of New Zealand||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 21 Jun 1994 02:18 UTC| M 5.4 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|7 km (5 mi) distance| USGS | Details