Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - TONGA on Friday, 12 June 2015

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - TONGA on Friday, 12 June 2015 at 11:07 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - TONGA on Friday, 12 June 2015 at 11:07 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 40 km depth

12 Jun 12:10 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 1 hour and 3 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 40.0 km.
Date & time: 12 Jun 2015 11:07:06 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 40.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.64°S / 173.06°W (Samoa)
Nearest volcano: Curacoa (59 km / 37 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
86 km (54 mi) ENE of Hihifo (Tonga) (pop: 815)
225 km (140 mi) SSW of Vailoa (pop: 769)
229 km (142 mi) SSW of Mulifanua (pop: 4,510)
240 km (149 mi) S of Asau (pop: 6,640)
243 km (151 mi) SSW of Afega (Malie) (pop: 1,900)
244 km (152 mi) SW of Apia (pop: 40,400)
254 km (158 mi) SSW of Safotu (pop: 1,210)
652 km (405 mi) NNE of Nuku‘alofa (Nuku'alofa, Tonga) (pop: 22,400)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.040 km TONGAEMSC
M 6.039 kmSamoa Islands RegionGFZ
M 6.2 kmTonga IslandsGeoAu

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Pago Pago (American Samoa, 295 km NE of epicenter) : It awakened the family at approximately midnight. A rock slide also occurred on th mountain behind us (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake TONGA 12 June 11:07 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes):
  • 01 Dec 2015 12:25 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 28 Nov 2015 22:19 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Oct 2015 14:57 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 21 Aug 2015 06:56 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 Aug 2015 10:17 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    32.7 km (20.3 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Jul 2015 05:57 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    30.5 km (19 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - TONGA on Friday, 12 June 2015 at 11:07 (GMT)
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