Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Tuesday, October 16, 1973 at 00:18 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 48 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 48.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.655°S / 179.715°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode: 32.655°N / 0.285°E
Nearest volcano: Haungaroa (10 km / 6 mi)
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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|5.4||48 km||south of the Kermadec Islands (New Zealand)||USGS|
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