Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region on Tuesday, 5 November 1996 at 09:41 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake  - Kermadec Islands Region on Tuesday, 5 November 1996 at 09:41 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 369 km depth

Date & time: 5 Nov 1996 09:41:34 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 369.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.16°S / 179.998°E (international territory)
Nearest volcano: Havre Seamount (92 km / 57 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
711 km (442 mi) NE of Ngunguru (Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand) (pop: 1,360)
715 km (445 mi) NE of Paihia (Northland, New Zealand) (pop: 1,940)
722 km (449 mi) NE of Kerikeri (Far North District, Northland, New Zealand) (pop: 5,650)
732 km (455 mi) NE of Whangarei (Northland, New Zealand) (pop: 50,900)
733 km (455 mi) NE of Waimate North (Northland, New Zealand) (pop: 2,800)
737 km (458 mi) NE of Ruakaka (Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand) (pop: 2,920)
743 km (462 mi) NE of Taipa (Far North District, Northland, New Zealand) (pop: 1,730)
745 km (463 mi) NNE of Whitianga (Thames-Coromandel District, Waikato, New Zealand) (pop: 3,370)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.8369 kmKermadec Islands regionUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.8 quake Kermadec Islands Region 5 November 09:41 UTC

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Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region on Tuesday, 5 November 1996 at 09:41 (GMT)
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