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

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

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - TONGA on Friday, 12 June 2015
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 40.0 km.
Date & time: Friday, 12 June 2015 11:07 UTC
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 40.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.64°S / 173.06°W (Samoa)
Nearest volcano: Curacoa (59 km)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 6.3*10^13 J (17.5 GWh / 15080 tons of TNT / 0.9 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 12 Jun 2015
Fri, 12 Jun 11:07 UTCM 6.0 / 39 kmSamoa Islands RegionGFZ
Fri, 12 Jun 11:07 UTCM 6.2Tonga IslandsGeoAu

"I felt it" reports:
Pago Pago (American Samoa) (295 km NE from epicenter)(no details): It awakened the family at approximately midnight. A rock slide also occurred on th mountain behind us (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource


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