Mag. 4.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 1207 km northeast of Wellington, Wellington City, New Zealand, on Sunday, 20 January 2008 at 15:15 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 350 km depth
Depth: 350.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.301°S / 179.937°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Havre Seamount (88 km / 55 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1207 km (750 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.9||350 km||Kermadec Islands region (New Zealand)||USGS|
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