Mag. 4.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 1240 km northeast of Wellington, New Zealand, on Wednesday, 15 January 2014 at 13:36 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.0033°S / 179.8844°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Havre Seamount (81 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1240 km (770 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
270 km (168 mi) SW of Sunday Island --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) SW of Napier Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.6||33 km||GEONET (NZ)|
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