Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - South of the Kermadec Islands (New Zealand) on Monday, 10 August 2009 at 14:23 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - South of the Kermadec Islands (New Zealand) on Monday, 10 August 2009 at 14:23 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 137 km depth

Date & time: 10 Aug 2009 02:23:18 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 137.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.317°S / 179.096°W (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Oliver-Speight (47 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
633 km (393 mi) NNE of Horoera (Gisborne)
715 km (445 mi) ENE of Whangarei (Northland) (pop: 50,900)
720 km (447 mi) ENE of Kerikeri (Far North District, Northland) (pop: 5,650)
721 km (448 mi) NNE of Whakatane (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 18,600)
726 km (451 mi) NE of Thames (Waikato) (pop: 7,140)
737 km (458 mi) NE of Tauranga (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 110,300)
747 km (464 mi) NE of Pakuranga (Auckland) (pop: 8,910)
748 km (465 mi) NNE of Kawerau (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 6,700)
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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M 5.3137 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) 10 August 14:23 UTC

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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - South of the Kermadec Islands (New Zealand) on Monday, 10 August 2009 at 14:23 (GMT)
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