Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 1534 km northeast of Wellington, Wellington City, New Zealand, on Saturday, 28 November 2009 at 09:21 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 28 km depth
Depth: 28.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.216°S / 177.018°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Raoul Island (88 km / 55 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1534 km (953 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.0||28 km||Kermadec Islands, New Zealand||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake South Pacific Ocean, 1534 km northeast of Wellington, Wellington City, New Zealand, 28 November 2009 09:21 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 30 Mar 2010 15:05 UTC| M 4.6 |51.6 km (32.1 mi) depth|20 km (12 mi) distance| USGS | Details