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Major mag. 7.4 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) on Tuesday, 16 May 2006

Major mag. 7.4 earthquake  - Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) on Tuesday, 16 May 2006
Date & time: Tuesday, 16 May 2006 10:39 UTC
Magnitude: 7.4
Depth: 152.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.81°S / 179.307°W (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Volcano W (13 km / 8 mi)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1015 joules (2206 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.9 x 106 tons of TNT or 118.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 16 May 10:39 UTCM 7.4 / 152 kmKermadec Islands Region (New Zealand)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.4 quake: Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand), 16 May 2006 10:39

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (57 quakes):
  • 17 May 2008 09:40 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    124 km (77 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 May 2008 11:06 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    121 km (75 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Apr 2008 18:08 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    45.6 km (28.3 mi) depth
    |
    140 km (87 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Apr 2008 03:08 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    151 km (94 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Mar 2008 06:39 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    365 km (226.8 mi) depth
    |
    173 km (107 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Nov 2007 13:41 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    49.1 km (30.5 mi) depth
    |
    129 km (80 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Nov 2007 02:23 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    117 km (73 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Nov 2007 08:09 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    43.4 km (27 mi) depth
    |
    143 km (89 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Nov 2007 09:09 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    48.9 km (30.4 mi) depth
    |
    216 km (134 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Oct 2007 22:33 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    42.3 km (26.3 mi) depth
    |
    180 km (112 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Oct 2007 22:06 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    59.7 km (37.1 mi) depth
    |
    172 km (107 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Oct 2007 08:41 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    39.8 km (24.7 mi) depth
    |
    165 km (102 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Oct 2007 14:43 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    186 km (115 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Sep 2007 05:16 UTC
    | M 6.2 |
    416.7 km (258.9 mi) depth
    |
    115 km (71 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region on Tuesday, 25 September 2007
  • 04 Sep 2007 09:41 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    142 km (88 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Aug 2007 16:44 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    25.6 km (15.9 mi) depth
    |
    123 km (76 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.4 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) on Tuesday, 16 May 2006

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