Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 1302 km northeast of Wellington, New Zealand, on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:25:45
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Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 35 km depth
24 Oct 00:42 UTC: First to report: USGS after 16 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:25:45
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.9989°S / 178.2712°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Curtis Island (58 km / 36 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1302 km (809 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) S of Sunday Island --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) S of Napier Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 5.6||63 km||Kermadec Islands, New Zealand||GFZ|
|M 5.7||10 km||KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION||EMSC|
|M 5.6||35 km||76km NE of L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand||USGS|
|M 5.6||56 km||Kermadec Islands, NZ||GeoAu|
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