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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Tonga Islands on Monday, 15 February 2016

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Tonga Islands on Monday, 15 February 2016

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Tonga Islands on Monday, 15 February 2016
Feb 15 15:17: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.7.
Feb 15 15:28: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 6.0.
Date & time: Mon, 15 Feb 15:02:33 UTC
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.06°S / 175.54°W [Map]
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 20.85°S/175.53°W (37 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Mon, 15 Feb
Mon, 15 Feb 15:02 UTCM 6.0 / 10 km TONGA[Map]EMSC

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Nuku'alofa / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (28 km E from epicenter)(no details): Nothing much, just saw the walls (well, the house in general) shaking for a while (a loooong while when you're in that mini-shock state of mind). Scary, but otherwise ok, since everyone else is fine. Nothing will ever compare to the 2006 one though. Just hoping the rest of the neighborhood and family are ok, and there won't be a tsunami pleeeeeaaase (via EMSC)
Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (52 km NE from epicenter)(no details): bit of a shock. woke me up from sleep. seemed strong with big rocking motion. (via EMSC)
Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (52 km NE from epicenter)(no details): We are currently have cyclone warning and the wind and raining is very strong and heavy (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Wed, 7 Dec
Wed, 7 Dec 09:18 UTCM 5.0 / 163 km - [info] (97 km) FIJI REGION
[Map]
EMSC
Tue, 13 Dec
Tue, 13 Dec 23:51 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km - [info] (191 km)Tonga Islands
[Map]
GFZ
Wed, 14 Dec
Wed, 14 Dec 21:26 UTCM 5.3 / 30 km - [info] (154 km) TONGA
[Map]
EMSC
Thu, 15 Dec
Thu, 15 Dec 00:18 UTCM 5.2 / 10 km - [info] (129 km) TONGA
[Map]
EMSC
Sat, 17 Dec
Sat, 17 Dec 18:49 UTCM 5.2 / 54 km - [info] (161 km)Tonga Islands Region
[Map]
GeoAu
Fri, 10 Feb
Fri, 10 Feb 07:18 UTCM 5.4 / 51 km - [info] (67 km)Tonga Islands
[Map]
GeoAu
Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (20 km E from epicenter)(no details): 2 distinct shakes. Did not feel as strong as 5.2. Watched and listened to ocean but no change. (via EMSC)
Nuku'alofa / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Sat on balcony, felt minor movement for 5-10 seconds

 

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