Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - South of the Kermadec Islands (New Zealand) on Monday, 16 May 2005 at 09:59 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake  - South of the Kermadec Islands (New Zealand) on Monday, 16 May 2005 at 09:59 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 41 km depth

Date & time: 16 May 2005 09:59:35 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 40.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.797°S / 178.713°W (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Haungaroa (88 km / 55 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
626 km (389 mi) NNE of Ruatoria (pop: 897)
715 km (444 mi) NE of Tauranga (pop: 110,300)
716 km (445 mi) NNE of Gisborne (pop: 34,300)
718 km (446 mi) ENE of Whangarei (pop: 50,900)
747 km (464 mi) NE of Auckland (pop: 417,900)
748 km (465 mi) NE of Manukau (pop: 362,000)
749 km (465 mi) NE of Rotorua (pop: 65,900)
777 km (483 mi) NE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.441 kmsouth of the Kermadec Islands (New Zealand)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.4 quake South of the Kermadec Islands (New Zealand) 16 May 09:59 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 14 Jun 2005 17:13 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    43.1 km (26.8 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - South of the Kermadec Islands (New Zealand) on Monday, 16 May 2005 at 09:59 (GMT)
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