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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Tonga Islands (Samoa) on Saturday, 18 July 2020 - information

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Tonga Islands (Samoa) on Saturday, 18 July 2020

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Tonga Islands (Samoa) on Saturday, 18 July 2020
Jul 18 15:44: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.9.
Jul 18 15:46: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.0.
Jul 18 15:53: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 6.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 34.0 km.
Jul 18 16:44: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.2.
Date & time: Saturday, 18 July 2020 15:32 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 34.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.54°S / 173.1°W (Samoa)
Nearest volcano: Curacoa (81 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 18 Jul 2020
Sat, 18 Jul 15:32 UTCM 6.2 / 10 kmTonga (Samoa)EMSC
Sat, 18 Jul 15:32 UTCM 6.1 / 14.4 km144 km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga (Samoa)USGS
Sat, 18 Jul 15:32 UTCM 6.1 / 57.9 kmTonga Islands (Samoa)GeoAu
Sat, 18 Jul 15:32 UTCM 6.3 / 19.5 kmTonga [Sea] (Samoa)INGV
Sat, 18 Jul 15:32 UTCM 5.6 / 171 kmTonga Islands (Samoa)BMKG

"I felt it" reports:
(8361.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Barstow / MMI IX (Violent shaking)
Apia, Samoa / MMI III (Weak shaking): I felt it. To me it wasn't strong
Viti / MMI IX (Violent shaking): Many many suffering
Salt lake city, 84104 / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Sat, 1 Aug 2020
Sat, 1 Aug 08:37 UTCM 4.6 / 10 km - [info]112 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga (Samoa)
I FELT IT
[Map]USGS

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