Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - South of the Kermadec Islands (New Zealand) on Tuesday, 30 June 2009 at 04:14 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - South of the Kermadec Islands (New Zealand) on Tuesday, 30 June 2009 at 04:14 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 35 km depth

Date & time: 30 Jun 2009 04:14:53 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 35.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.339°S / 178.243°W (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Volcano W (104 km / 65 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
662 km (411 mi) NNE of Horoera (Gisborne)
691 km (429 mi) NNE of Ruatoria (Gisborne) (pop: 897)
706 km (439 mi) NNE of Te Kaha (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 403)
717 km (445 mi) NNE of Tokomaru (Gisborne) (pop: 495)
740 km (460 mi) NNE of Tolaga Bay (Gisborne) (pop: 932)
746 km (464 mi) NE of Whitianga (Thames-Coromandel District, Waikato) (pop: 3,370)
750 km (466 mi) NE of Tairua (Waikato) (pop: 1,590)
750 km (466 mi) NE of Opotiki (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 4,040)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.335 kmsouth of the Kermadec Islands (New Zealand)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake South of the Kermadec Islands (New Zealand) 30 June 04:14 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 10 Aug 2009 18:39 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    17.7 km (11 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Aug 2009 18:29 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    20.4 km (12.7 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Jun 2009 08:03 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - South of the Kermadec Islands (New Zealand) on Tuesday, 30 June 2009 at 04:14 (GMT)
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