Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 1704 km north of Wellington, Wellington City, New Zealand, on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 at 03:29 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 577 km depth
Depth: 577.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 26.7589°S / 179.3241°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Monowai (234 km / 145 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1704 km (1059 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.0||577 km||GEONET (NZ)|
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake South Pacific Ocean, 1704 km north of Wellington, Wellington City, New Zealand, 26 March 2014 03:29 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 01 Apr 2014 02:37 UTC| M 4.3 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|55 km (34 mi) distance| GEONET (NZ) | Details
- 30 Mar 2014 20:09 UTC| M 4.7 |206.8 km (128.5 mi) depth|52 km (32 mi) distance| GEONET (NZ) | Details