Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Kermadec Islands, New Zealand, on Tuesday, 17 February 2009 at 03:30 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 13 km depth
Depth: 13.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.724°S / 178.617°W (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Curtis Island (21 km / 13 mi)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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|M 6.0||13 km||Kermadec Islands, New Zealand||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Kermadec Islands, New Zealand, 17 February 03:30 UTC
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 26 Apr 2009 00:06 UTC| M 6.1 |131.7 km (81.8 mi) depth|47 km (29 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Kermadec Islands, New Zealand, on Sunday, 26 April 2009 at 00:06 (GMT)