Mag. 4.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 1339 km northeast of Wellington, New Zealand, on Monday, 31 August 2009 at 01:52 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 153 km depth
Depth: 153.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.459°S / 178.699°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Curtis Island (16 km / 10 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1339 km (832 mi) NNE 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||153 km||Kermadec Islands, New Zealand||USGS|
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