Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 1224 km northeast of Wellington, New Zealand, on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 00:53 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 1224 km northeast of Wellington, New Zealand, on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 00:53 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 43 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: May 16, 2009 00:53:51 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 43.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.553°S / 178.833°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode: 31.553°N / 1.167°E
Nearest volcano: Volcano W (47 km / 29 mi)
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.543 kmKermadec Islands region (New Zealand)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (22 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Nov 5, 2009 12:08
12 years ago
4.5

85 km
South Pacific Ocean, 1322 km NE of Wellington, New ZealandMore
Nov 4, 2009 13:12
12 years ago
4.9

76 km
South Pacific Ocean, 1278 km NE of Wellington, New ZealandMore
Oct 11, 2009 02:28
12 years ago
4.5

71 km
South Pacific Ocean, 1279 km NE of Wellington, New ZealandMore
Sep 11, 2009 03:52
12 years ago
4.8

73 km
South Pacific Ocean, 1213 km NE of Wellington, New ZealandMore
Aug 21, 2009 04:44
12 years ago
4.5

210 km
South Pacific Ocean, 1215 km NE of Wellington, New ZealandMore
Aug 10, 2009 18:39
12 years ago
4.6

18 km
South Pacific Ocean, 1179 km NE of Wellington, New ZealandMore
Aug 10, 2009 14:23
12 years ago
5.3

137 km
South Pacific Ocean, 1136 km NE of Wellington, New ZealandMore
Jul 23, 2009 07:36
12 years ago
4.2

111 km
South Pacific Ocean, 1193 km NE of Wellington, New ZealandMore
Jul 9, 2009 20:13
12 years ago
4.2

127 km
South Pacific Ocean, 1224 km NE of Wellington, New ZealandMore
Jul 7, 2009 01:38
12 years ago
4.5

58 km
South Pacific Ocean, 1270 km NE of Wellington, New ZealandMore
Jun 30, 2009 04:14
12 years ago
5.3

35 km
South Pacific Ocean, 1172 km NE of Wellington, New ZealandMore
Jun 18, 2009 05:13
12 years ago
4.6

35 km
South Pacific Ocean, 1313 km NE of Wellington, New ZealandMore
Jun 18, 2009 01:38
12 years ago
4.4

87 km
South Pacific Ocean, 1259 km NE of Wellington, New ZealandMore
Jun 14, 2009 09:25
12 years ago
4.9

62 km
South Pacific Ocean, 1285 km NE of Wellington, New ZealandMore
Jun 9, 2009 08:39
12 years ago
4.6

39 km
South Pacific Ocean, 1253 km NE of Wellington, New ZealandMore
Jun 8, 2009 23:34
12 years ago
4.1

35 km
South Pacific Ocean, 1251 km NE of Wellington, New ZealandMore
Jun 1, 2009 14:38
13 years ago
4.5

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 1140 km NE of Wellington, New ZealandMore
May 25, 2009 04:18
13 years ago
4.8

34 km
South Pacific Ocean, 1292 km NE of Wellington, New ZealandMore
May 24, 2009 03:21
13 years ago
5.0

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 1290 km NE of Wellington, New ZealandMore
May 16, 2009 16:56
13 years ago
4.8

27 km
South Pacific Ocean, 1245 km NE of Wellington, New ZealandMore
May 16, 2009 09:03
13 years ago
4.9

56 km
South Pacific Ocean, 1289 km NE of Wellington, New ZealandMore
May 16, 2009 01:05
13 years ago
5.2

50 km
South Pacific Ocean, 1277 km NE of Wellington, New ZealandMore

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