Major mag. 7.5 earthquake - Western Xizang (China) on Saturday, 8 November 1997
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.069°N / 87.325°E (China)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1016 joules (3117 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.7 x 106 tons of TNT or 167.6 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Sat, 8 Nov 10:02 UTC||M 7.5 / 33 km||Western Xizang (China)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 7.5 quake: Western Xizang (China), 8 Nov 1997 10:02
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 13 Jan 1998 19:44 UTC| M 5.1 |17.9 km (11.1 mi) depth|73 km (45 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 09 Nov 1997 00:24 UTC| M 5.3 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|178 km (111 mi) distance| USGS | Details