Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) on Thursday, 26 February 2004 at 13:35 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) on Thursday, 26 February 2004 at 13:35 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

Date & time: 26 Feb 2004 01:35:16 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.781°S / 176.54°W (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Volcano Q (101 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
735 km (457 mi) SSW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240)
751 km (467 mi) S of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400)
754 km (469 mi) S of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.610 kmKermadec Islands region (New Zealand)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) 26 February 13:35 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes):
  • 27 Feb 2004 12:33 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Feb 2004 12:00 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Feb 2004 11:27 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Feb 2004 08:26 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Feb 2004 07:04 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Feb 2004 03:04 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) on Thursday, 26 February 2004 at 13:35 (GMT)
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