- South Island of New Zealand on Wednesday, 31 May 1989 at 05:54 (GMT)

 - South Island of New Zealand on Wednesday, 31 May 1989 at 05:54 (GMT)

Tremblement de terre très fort magnitude 6.4 at 23 km depth

Date & time: 31 May 1989 05:54:20 UTC
Magnitude: 6.4
Profondeur: 23.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 45.383°S / 167.086°E (Nouvelle-Zélande)
Volcan le plus près: Hautere (131 km / 81 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
46 km ONO de Manapouri (pop: 248) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
49 km O de Te Anau (pop: 2,070) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
127 km O de Kingston (pop: 2,460) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
130 km OSO de Queenstown (pop: 10,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
150 km NO de Invercargill (pop: 47,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
271 km O de Dunedin (pop: 114,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
346 km OSO de Timaru (pop: 28,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
403 km OSO de Ashburton (pop: 30,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
486 km OSO de Christchurch (pop: 363,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
771 km SO de Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 6.423 kmSouth Island of New ZealandUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 24 Jul 1989 11:58 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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- South Island of New Zealand on Wednesday, 31 May 1989 at 05:54 (GMT)
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