Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Monday, October 15, 1973 at 05:41 (GMT)
Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 80 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 80.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.781°S / 179.699°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode: 32.781°N / 0.301°E
Nearest volcano: Haungaroa (20 km / 12 mi)
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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|4.8||80 km||south of the Kermadec Islands (New Zealand)||USGS|
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