Great magnitude 8.1 earthquake - North of Macquarie Island (New Zealand) on Thursday, 23 December 2004 at 14:59 (GMT)

Great magnitude 8.1 earthquake  - North of Macquarie Island (New Zealand) on Thursday, 23 December 2004 at 14:59 (GMT)

Great magnitude 8.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

Date & time: 23 Dec 2004 02:59:04 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 8.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 49.312°S / 161.345°E (New Zealand)
Nearby towns and cities:
615 km (382 mi) SW of Invercargill (Southland) (pop: 47,300)
629 km (391 mi) SW of Manapouri (Southland) (pop: 248)
646 km (402 mi) SW of Te Anau (Southland) (pop: 2,070)
671 km (417 mi) SW of Gore (Southland) (pop: 12,100)
678 km (421 mi) WSW of Papatowai (Otago) (pop: 6,590)
718 km (446 mi) SW of Milford Sound (Southland) (pop: 435)
729 km (453 mi) SW of Queenstown (Otago) (pop: 10,400)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1016 joules (24757 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.1 x 107 tons of TNT or 1331.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 8.110 kmnorth of Macquarie Island (New Zealand)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 8.1 quake North of Macquarie Island (New Zealand) 23 December 14:59 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (38 quakes):
  • 14 Dec 2007 14:41 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    300 km (186 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Dec 2007 18:07 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    249 km (155 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Nov 2007 13:39 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    289 km (179 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Nov 2007 01:13 UTC
    | M 6.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    274 km (170 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - North of Macquarie Island (New Zealand) on Saturday, 10 November 2007 at 01:13 (GMT)
  • 06 Nov 2007 14:36 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    5.2 km (3.2 mi) depth
    |
    276 km (172 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Nov 2007 01:31 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    279 km (173 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Oct 2007 11:48 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    255 km (159 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Oct 2007 16:25 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    217 km (135 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Oct 2007 18:03 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    7.1 km (4.4 mi) depth
    |
    250 km (155 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Oct 2007 03:32 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    17.4 km (10.8 mi) depth
    |
    253 km (157 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Oct 2007 01:43 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    253 km (157 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Oct 2007 06:51 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    305 km (190 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Oct 2007 16:19 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    168 km (104 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Oct 2007 13:35 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    207 km (129 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Sep 2007 09:47 UTC
    | M 6.6 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    202 km (125 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Auckland Islands, New Zealand Region, on Sunday, 30 September 2007 at 09:47 (GMT)
  • 30 Sep 2007 05:23 UTC
    | M 7.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    201 km (125 mi) distance
    | USGS | Major magnitude. 7.4 earthquake - Auckland Islands, New Zealand Region, on Sunday, 30 September 2007 at 05:23 (GMT)
  • Show all

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Great magnitude 8.1 earthquake - North of Macquarie Island (New Zealand) on Thursday, 23 December 2004 at 14:59 (GMT)
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