Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region on Sunday, 22 November 2009 at 22:47 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Kermadec Islands Region on Sunday, 22 November 2009 at 22:47 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 436 km depth

Date & time: 22 Nov 2009 10:47:27 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 435.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.569°S / 179.467°E (international territory)
Nearest volcano: Oliver-Speight (127 km / 79 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
644 km (400 mi) NE of Ngunguru (Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand) (pop: 1,360)
654 km (406 mi) NE of Kerikeri (Far North District, Northland, New Zealand) (pop: 5,650)
664 km (413 mi) NE of Whangarei (Northland, New Zealand) (pop: 50,900)
724 km (450 mi) NE of Pakuranga (Auckland, New Zealand) (pop: 8,910)
729 km (453 mi) NE of Auckland (New Zealand) (pop: 417,900)
736 km (457 mi) NE of Manukau (Auckland, New Zealand) (pop: 362,000)
744 km (462 mi) NNE of Tauranga (Bay of Plenty, New Zealand) (pop: 110,300)
746 km (463 mi) NNE of Whakatane (Bay of Plenty, New Zealand) (pop: 18,600)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 6.2436 kmKermadec Islands regionUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake Kermadec Islands Region 22 November 22:47 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 18 Apr 2010 22:16 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    431.7 km (268.2 mi) depth
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Mar 2010 12:48 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    447.1 km (277.8 mi) depth
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region on Sunday, 22 November 2009 at 22:47 (GMT)
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