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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Tonga Islands on Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Tonga Islands on Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Tonga Islands on Tuesday, 8 March 2016
Mar 8 05:52: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.9.
Mar 8 09:54: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.1.
Date & time: Tuesday, 8 March 2016 05:36 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.19°S / 173.56°W (Samoa)
Nearest volcano: West Mata (37 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 8.9*10^13 J (24.8 GWh / 21301 tons of TNT / 1.3 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 8 Mar 2016
Tue, 8 Mar 05:36 UTCM 6.0 / 30 km TONGAEMSC
Tue, 8 Mar 05:36 UTCM 6.2 / 16 kmTonga IslandsGeoAu

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(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
drammen / MMI II (Very weak shaking): didnt feel anything, but there is pollution everywhere
Brigham City / not felt
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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