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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Tonga Islands on Saturday, 24 September 2016

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Tonga Islands on Saturday, 24 September 2016

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake  - Tonga Islands on Saturday, 24 September 2016
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 208.0 to 204.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 204.0 to 198.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 198.0 to 199.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 199.0 to 200.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 200.0 to 198.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 198.0 to 196.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 196.0 to 190.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 190.0 to 186.0 km.
Sep 24 21:44: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 186.0 to 185.0 km.
Date & time: Sat, 24 Sep 21:07:14 UTC
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 185.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.11°S / 175.1°W
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 18.325°S/174.365°W (58 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Sat, 24 Sep
Sat, 24 Sep 21:07 UTCM 6.4 / 173 km TONGA[Map]EMSC
Sat, 24 Sep 21:07 UTCM 6.4 / 183.4 km- 125km WNW of Neiafu, Tonga[Map]USGS

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Mon, 5 Dec
Mon, 5 Dec 00:44 UTCM 5.1 / 107 km - [info] (97 km) TONGA
[Map]
EMSC
Thu, 8 Dec
Thu, 8 Dec 05:13 UTCM 5.2 / 58 km - [info] (65 km)Tonga Islands
[Map]
GeoAu
Sat, 10 Dec
Sat, 10 Dec 13:15 UTCM 5.0 / 267 km - [info] (116 km)Tonga Islands
[Map]
GFZ
Sat, 10 Dec 13:59 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km - [info] (90 km)- 88km NE of Neiafu, Tonga
[Map]
USGS
Fri, 20 Jan
Fri, 20 Jan 17:36 UTCM 5.1 / 112.9 km - [info] (90 km)- 146km SSW of Hihifo, Tonga
[Map]
USGS
Fri, 14 Apr
Fri, 14 Apr 23:43 UTCM 4.8 / 87 km - [info]Unnamed 18.325°S/174.365°W (29 km) - Tonga, Tonga Islands- 58km WNW of Neiafu, Tonga
[Map]
USGS
Fri, 21 Apr
Fri, 21 Apr 04:48 UTCM 4.4 / 130.2 km - [info] (86 km)- 151km N of Neiafu, Tonga
[Map]
USGS
Thu, 11 May
Thu, 11 May 08:18 UTCM 4.5 / 94.5 km - [info]Unnamed 18.325°S/174.365°W (29 km) - Tonga, Tonga Islands- 77km WNW of Neiafu, Tonga
[Map]
USGS
Mon, 22 May
Mon, 22 May 16:41 UTCM 5.3 / 10 km - [info] (153 km)Tonga Islands
[Map]
GFZ
Sat, 10 Jun
Sat, 10 Jun 02:17 UTCM 4.6 / 64.3 km - [info] (135 km)- 91km E of Neiafu, Tonga
[Map]
USGS
Sun, 23 Jul
Sun, 23 Jul 10:01 UTCM 4.7 / 240 km - [info] (71 km) TONGA
[Map]
EMSC
Sun, 6 Aug
Sun, 6 Aug 16:47 UTCM 4.6 / 127.8 km - [info]Late (5 km) - Tonga, Tonga Islands- 68km WSW of Neiafu, Tonga
[Map]
USGS
Sun, 17 Sep
Sun, 17 Sep 20:29 UTCM 5.1 / 135 km - [info] (35 km)Tonga Islands
[Map]
GFZ
Mon, 18 Sep
Mon, 18 Sep 14:31 UTCM 4.9 / 45.4 km - [info] (87 km)- 144km N of Neiafu, Tonga
[Map]
USGS
Thu, 21 Sep
Thu, 21 Sep 00:05 UTCM 5.0 / 223.1 km - [info] (90 km)- 147km WNW of Neiafu, Tonga
[Map]
USGS

 

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