Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 1682 km northeast of Wellington, Wellington City, New Zealand, on Friday, 5 May 1961 at 13:43 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 30 km depth
Profondeur: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.009°S / 176.37°W (South Pacific Ocean, Nouvelle-Zélande)
Volcan le plus près: Putoto (124 km / 77 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1682 km NNE de Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.9||30 km||Kermadec Islands region (New Zealand)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.9 quake South Pacific Ocean, 1682 km northeast of Wellington, Wellington City, New Zealand, 5 May 1961 13:43 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 16 May 1961 17:27 UTC| M 5.7 |20 km (12.4 mi) depth|43 km (27 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 13 May 1961 14:18 UTC| M 5.7 |30 km (18.6 mi) depth|14 km (9 mi) distance| USGS | Details