Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 8.3 km south of Tokomaru, Gisborne District, New Zealand, on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 04:20 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 8.3 km south of Tokomaru, Gisborne District, New Zealand, on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 04:20 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 13 km depth

Date & time: Aug 12, 2013 04:20:22 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 13.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.2028°S / 178.2664°E (Gisborne District, Gisborne, New Zealand)
Antipode: 38.203°N / 1.734°W
Nearest volcano: Whale Island (119 km / 74 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) SSW of Tokomaru (pop: 495) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) NNE of Gisborne (pop: 34,300) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) ESE of Opotiki (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 4,040) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (72 mi) ESE of Whakatane (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 18,600) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) E of Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) NE of Napier City (Hawke's Bay) (pop: 56,800) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) ESE of Tauranga (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 110,300) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) ENE of Taupo (Waikato) (pop: 22,500) --> See nearby quakes!
344 km (214 mi) ESE of Auckland (pop: 417,900) --> See nearby quakes!
455 km (283 mi) NE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.313 km10 km south-west of Tokomaru BayGEONET (NZ)

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (146 quakes)

  • 07 Feb 2014 16:03 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    30.2 km (18.8 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (41 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 07 Feb 2014 14:07 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    30.8 km (19.1 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 06 Feb 2014 01:00 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    37.2 km (23.1 mi) depth
    |
    77 km (48 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 04 Feb 2014 17:47 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    5.1 km (3.2 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (23 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 04 Feb 2014 14:17 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    11.6 km (7.2 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 03 Feb 2014 23:37 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    76 km (47 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 03 Feb 2014 06:15 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    51.9 km (32.2 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (36 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 02 Feb 2014 20:04 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    35.9 km (22.3 mi) depth
    |
    71 km (44 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 02 Feb 2014 14:44 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    37.3 km (23.2 mi) depth
    |
    73 km (45 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 02 Feb 2014 14:30 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 02 Feb 2014 14:30 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    16.8 km (10.4 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 02 Feb 2014 11:59 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    26.1 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (40 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 02 Feb 2014 01:57 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    2.8 km (1.7 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (40 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 01 Feb 2014 03:33 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    17.1 km (10.6 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 31 Jan 2014 02:52 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    34.6 km (21.5 mi) depth
    |
    81 km (50 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 30 Jan 2014 15:04 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    0.1 km (0.1 mi) depth
    |
    84 km (52 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
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