Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 164km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga on Friday, 6 December 2019 - information

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Tonga, 395 km southwest of Apia (Tuamasaga, Samoa), on 2019-12-06 01:04:46 -12:00

- Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Tonga, 395 km southwest of Apia (Tuamasaga, Samoa), on 2019-12-06 01:04:46 -12:00

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

6 Dec 13:13 UTC: First to report: USGS after 9 minutes.
Dec 6 13:24: Magnitude recalculated from 6.4 to 6.0.
Date & time: 6 Dec 2019 01:04:46 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2019-12-06 01:04:46 -12:00
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.2838°S / 175.1193°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Niuafo'ou (78 km / 48 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
160 km (100 mi) WNW of Hihifo (pop: 815)
250 km (155 mi) SSE of Mata-Utu (Hahake, Wallis & Futuna) (pop: 1,200)
332 km (206 mi) SW of Asau (Samoa) (pop: 6,640)
369 km (229 mi) WSW of Mulifanua (Samoa) (pop: 4,510)
393 km (244 mi) NNW of Neiafu (pop: 4,320)
395 km (246 mi) WSW of Apia (Samoa) (pop: 40,400)
604 km (375 mi) ENE of Labasa (Fiji) (pop: 27,900)
651 km (405 mi) N of Nuku‘alofa (Nuku'alofa) (pop: 22,400)
Primary data source: USGS
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 km164km WNW of Hihifo, TongaUSGS
M 6.110 kmTonga IslandsGFZ
M 6.110 kmTongaEMSC
M 6.131 kmTonga IslandsGeoAu
M 6.010.2 kmTonga Islands [Sea: Tonga]INGV

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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Tonga, 395 km southwest of Apia (Tuamasaga, Samoa), 2019-12-06 01:04:46 -12:00

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 06 Dec 2019 15:42 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Tonga, 395 km southwest of Apia (Tuamasaga, Samoa), on 2019-12-06 01:04:46 -12:00
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