- Off the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand on Monday, 24 July 1989 at 11:58 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 45.222°S / 166.936°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Hautere (148 km / 92 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
65 km (40 mi) WNW of Te Anau (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) W of Queenstown (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) W of Kingston (pop: 2,460) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) NW of Invercargill (pop: 47,300) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) W of Cromwell (pop: 5,160) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) WNW of Gore (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
287 km (178 mi) WNW of Dunedin (pop: 114,300) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (219 mi) WSW of Timaru (pop: 28,000) --> See nearby quakes!
407 km (253 mi) WSW of Ashburton (pop: 30,100) --> See nearby quakes!
771 km (479 mi) SW of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.8||33 km||off the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand||USGS|
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