Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) on Wednesday, 14 January 1976 at 22:43 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) on Wednesday, 14 January 1976 at 22:43 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 31 km depth

Date & time: 14 Jan 1976 10:43:43 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.3
Profondeur: 31.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.663°S / 176.854°W (Nouvelle-Zélande)
Volcan le plus près: Volcano OP (96 km / 60 mi)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 6.331 kmKermadec Islands region (New Zealand)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) 14 January 22:43 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (49 quakes):
  • 12 Jun 1976 03:08 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Jun 1976 03:01 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    43 km (26.7 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 May 1976 07:40 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 May 1976 23:24 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 May 1976 15:31 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    16815 km (10448 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 30 Apr 1976 15:22 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Apr 1976 06:32 UTC
    | M 6.1 |
    62 km (38.5 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) on Thursday, 29 April 1976 at 06:32 (GMT)
  • 25 Mar 1976 00:18 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Mar 1976 10:16 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    72 km (44.7 mi) depth
    |
    81 km (50 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Mar 1976 18:52 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    16815 km (10448 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 08 Mar 1976 16:48 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    38 km (23.6 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Feb 1976 22:50 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    64 km (39.8 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Feb 1976 23:34 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    41 km (25.5 mi) depth
    |
    75 km (47 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Feb 1976 22:52 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand) on Wednesday, 14 January 1976 at 22:43 (GMT)
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