Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - South of the Kermadec Islands (New Zealand) on Monday, 16 May 2005 at 03:54 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - South of the Kermadec Islands (New Zealand) on Monday, 16 May 2005 at 03:54 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 34 km depth

Date & time: 16 May 2005 03:54:14 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.6
Profondeur: 34.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.589°S / 179.353°W (Nouvelle-Zélande)
Volcan le plus près: Haungaroa (26 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
625 km NNE de Ruatoria (pop: 897)
679 km ENE de Whangarei (pop: 50,900)
698 km NE de Tauranga (pop: 110,300)
715 km NNE de Gisborne (pop: 34,300)
717 km NE de Auckland (pop: 417,900)
719 km NE de Manukau (pop: 362,000)
735 km NE de Rotorua (pop: 65,900)
756 km NE de Hamilton (pop: 152,600)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 6.634 kmsouth of the Kermadec Islands (New Zealand)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake South of the Kermadec Islands (New Zealand) 16 May 03:54 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes):
  • 28 Oct 2005 03:26 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    36.9 km (22.9 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Aug 2005 06:02 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    15.6 km (9.7 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Jun 2005 17:13 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    43.1 km (26.8 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jun 2005 17:11 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jun 2005 13:56 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 May 2005 09:59 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    40.8 km (25.4 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - South of the Kermadec Islands (New Zealand) on Monday, 16 May 2005 at 03:54 (GMT)
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