Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - New Zealand on Saturday, 1 November 2014 at 18:57 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - New Zealand on Saturday, 1 November 2014 at 18:57 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 467 km depth

1 Nov 20:11 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 1 hour and 14 minutes.
Date & time: 1 Nov 2014 06:57:27 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 467.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.3522°S / 176.0154°W
Nearest volcano: Falcon Island (62 km / 39 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
122 km (76 mi) NW of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400)
131 km (82 mi) NW of Kolonga (pop: 1,100)
155 km (97 mi) NW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua) (pop: 1,240)
184 km (114 mi) WSW of Pangai (pop: 1,740)
285 km (177 mi) SW of Neiafu (pop: 4,320)
552 km (343 mi) ESE of Levuka (Lomaiviti) (pop: 8,360)
632 km (393 mi) ESE of Suva (pop: 77,400)
654 km (406 mi) SE of Labasa (pop: 27,900)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 6.2467 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)

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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake New Zealand 1 November 18:57 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 29 Mar 2015 01:45 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    218.8 km (136 mi) depth
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - New Zealand on Saturday, 1 November 2014 at 18:57 (GMT)
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