Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, November 5, 1996 at 09:41 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, November 5, 1996 at 09:41 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 369 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Nov 5, 1996 09:41:34 UTC
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 369.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.16°S / 179.998°E (international territory)
Antipode: 31.16°N / 0.002°W
Nearest volcano: Havre Seamount (92 km / 57 mi)
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
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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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.8369 kmKermadec Islands regionUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (26 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
May 4, 1997 09:37
25 years ago
5.0

150 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 3, 1997 20:16
25 years ago
4.5

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 3, 1997 16:46
25 years ago
6.9

108 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Apr 28, 1997 22:34
25 years ago
4.4

400 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Apr 26, 1997 14:22
25 years ago
4.4

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Apr 25, 1997 12:22
25 years ago
3.8

400 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Apr 19, 1997 15:10
25 years ago
4.3

300 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Apr 2, 1997 21:00
25 years ago
4.3

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 31, 1997 16:33
25 years ago
4.0

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 21, 1997 12:07
25 years ago
6.3

449 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Mar 6, 1997 11:13
25 years ago
4.0

500 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 21, 1997 09:30
25 years ago
3.8

600 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Feb 13, 1997 18:54
25 years ago
3.6

400 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Feb 13, 1997 16:13
25 years ago
4.3

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 2, 1997 22:57
25 years ago
4.1

600 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Feb 2, 1997 15:28
25 years ago
4.6

550 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 20, 1997 08:34
25 years ago
4.8

500 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Jan 16, 1997 21:23
25 years ago
4.2

600 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Dec 17, 1996 18:24
25 years ago
4.4

200 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Dec 8, 1996 07:00
25 years ago
3.8

300 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Dec 5, 1996 13:19
25 years ago
4.0

250 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Dec 2, 1996 12:13
25 years ago
4.2

450 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Dec 1, 1996 23:09
25 years ago
6.2

356 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Nov 28, 1996 06:33
25 years ago
3.8

426 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Nov 12, 1996 11:09
25 years ago
3.8

400 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Nov 7, 1996 21:51
25 years ago
4.1

400 km
South Pacific OceanMore

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