Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Kermadec Islands, New Zealand, on Sunday, 1 August 1999 at 08:39 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 10 km depth
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.367°S / 177.832°W (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Macauley Island (64 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1384 km (860 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.5||10 km||Kermadec Islands, New Zealand||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.5 quake Kermadec Islands, New Zealand, 1 August 1999 08:39 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
- 16 Jan 2000 15:00 UTC| M 5.9 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|32 km (20 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 28 Dec 1999 19:15 UTC| M 5.2 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|21 km (13 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 26 Nov 1999 02:56 UTC| M 5.9 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|21 km (13 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 22 Aug 1999 23:44 UTC| M 5.1 |56.8 km (35.3 mi) depth|12 km (7 mi) distance| USGS | Details