Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region on Tuesday, 15 August 2000 at 04:30 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - Kermadec Islands Region on Tuesday, 15 August 2000 at 04:30 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 358 km depth

Date & time: 15 Aug 2000 04:30:08 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 357.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.511°S / 179.725°E (international territory)
Nearest volcano: Volcano W (110 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
665 km (413 mi) NE of Ngunguru (Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand) (pop: 1,360)
677 km (421 mi) NE of Kerikeri (Far North District, Northland, New Zealand) (pop: 5,650)
686 km (426 mi) NE of Whangarei (Northland, New Zealand) (pop: 50,900)
725 km (451 mi) NNE of Whangamata (Waikato, New Zealand) (pop: 4,250)
730 km (454 mi) NE of Dargaville (Northland, New Zealand) (pop: 4,670)
734 km (456 mi) NNE of Thames (Waikato, New Zealand) (pop: 7,140)
743 km (462 mi) NE of Pakuranga (Auckland, New Zealand) (pop: 8,910)
749 km (465 mi) NE of Auckland (New Zealand) (pop: 417,900)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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M 6.6358 kmKermadec Islands regionUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake Kermadec Islands Region 15 August 04:30 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 10 Dec 2000 20:50 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    250 km (155.3 mi) depth
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Dec 2000 06:50 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    300 km (186.4 mi) depth
    78 km (49 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Oct 2000 06:53 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    400 km (248.5 mi) depth
    103 km (64 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Aug 2000 22:39 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    500 km (310.7 mi) depth
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Aug 2000 03:38 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    438.6 km (272.5 mi) depth
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region on Tuesday, 15 August 2000 at 04:30 (GMT)
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