Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South of the Kermadec Islands (New Zealand) on Sunday, 28 August 2005 at 06:02 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - South of the Kermadec Islands (New Zealand) on Sunday, 28 August 2005 at 06:02 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 16 km depth

Date & time: 28 Aug 2005 06:02:02 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 15.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.5°S / 178.715°W (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Oliver-Speight (83 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
627 km (390 mi) NNE of Horoera (Gisborne)
735 km (456 mi) ENE of Whangarei (Northland) (pop: 50,900)
741 km (461 mi) NE of Tauranga (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 110,300)
746 km (463 mi) NNE of Gisborne (pop: 34,300)
768 km (477 mi) NE of Auckland (pop: 417,900)
769 km (478 mi) NE of Manukau (Auckland) (pop: 362,000)
776 km (482 mi) NE of Rotorua (pop: 65,900)
802 km (498 mi) NE of Hamilton (Waikato) (pop: 152,600)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.016 kmsouth of the Kermadec Islands (New Zealand)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake South of the Kermadec Islands (New Zealand) 28 August 06:02 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 09 Oct 2005 08:55 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    105.8 km (65.7 mi) depth
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Sep 2005 05:26 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    42 km (26.1 mi) depth
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South of the Kermadec Islands (New Zealand) on Sunday, 28 August 2005 at 06:02 (GMT)
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