Major magnitude 7.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean on Sunday, May 25, 1997 at 23:22 (GMT)
Major magnitude 7.1 earthquake at 333 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 332.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.115°S / 179.791°E↗ (international territory)
Antipode: 32.115°N / 0.209°W↗
Nearest volcano: Oliver-Speight (66 km / 41 mi)
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1015 joules (783 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 6.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 42.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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|7.1||333 km||south of the Kermadec Islands||USGS|
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