Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Tonga Islands on Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Tonga Islands on Wednesday, 26 October 2016 at 05:19 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Tonga Islands on Wednesday, 26 October 2016 at 05:19 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

26 Oct 05:29 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Oct 26 05:29: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.6.
Oct 26 05:31: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.7.
Oct 26 06:42: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 6.0.
Date & time: 26 Oct 2016 05:19:50 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.57°S / 174.99°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Tafu-Maka (72 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
135 km (84 mi) WNW of Hihifo (pop: 815)
285 km (177 mi) SSE of Mata-Utu (Hahake, Wallis & Futuna) (pop: 1,200)
341 km (212 mi) SW of Asau (Samoa) (pop: 6,640)
359 km (223 mi) NNW of Neiafu (pop: 4,320)
397 km (247 mi) WSW of Apia (Samoa) (pop: 40,400)
477 km (296 mi) N of Pangai (pop: 1,740)
620 km (385 mi) N of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400)
624 km (388 mi) N of Lapaha (pop: 8,000)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 6.010 kmTonga IslandsGFZ
M 6.010 km TONGAEMSC
M 6.110 km- 128km WNW of Hihifo, TongaUSGS
M 6.010.2 kmTonga Islands [Sea: Tonga]INGV

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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Tonga Islands 26 October 05:19 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 09 Jan 2017 03:14 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    229 km (142.3 mi) depth
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Tonga Islands on Wednesday, 26 October 2016 at 05:19 (GMT)
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