Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Monday, October 15, 1973 at 15:59 (GMT)
Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.699°S / 179.644°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode: 32.699°N / 0.356°E
Nearest volcano: Haungaroa (9 km / 6 mi)
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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|4.7||33 km||south of the Kermadec Islands (New Zealand)||USGS|
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