Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South of the Fiji Islands (New Zealand) on Tuesday, 23 July 1996 at 05:20 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - South of the Fiji Islands (New Zealand) on Tuesday, 23 July 1996 at 05:20 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 23 Jul 1996 05:20:04 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 26.769°S / 177.25°W (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Rakahore (16 km / 10 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
648 km (403 mi) SSW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240)
660 km (410 mi) SSW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400)
665 km (413 mi) SSW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100)
828 km (515 mi) SSW of Pangai (Tonga) (pop: 1,740)
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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M 6.233 kmsouth of the Fiji Islands (New Zealand)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake South of the Fiji Islands (New Zealand) 23 July 05:20 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (18 quakes):
  • 16 Jan 1997 10:40 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Nov 1996 15:23 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Nov 1996 12:13 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    75 km (47 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Nov 1996 10:05 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Oct 1996 13:09 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Oct 1996 14:02 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Oct 1996 00:14 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Aug 1996 10:35 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Aug 1996 23:30 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    200 km (124.3 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Aug 1996 22:27 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Aug 1996 19:39 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Aug 1996 19:24 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Aug 1996 16:23 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Jul 1996 22:25 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    95.1 km (59.1 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Jul 1996 12:59 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jul 1996 04:09 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Jul 1996 11:13 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Jul 1996 06:38 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South of the Fiji Islands (New Zealand) on Tuesday, 23 July 1996 at 05:20 (GMT)
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