- South Pacific Ocean, 242 km southwest of Apia, Tuamasaga, Samoa, on Sunday, 4 October 2015 at 14:57 (GMT)

 - South Pacific Ocean, 242 km southwest of Apia, Tuamasaga, Samoa, on Sunday, 4 October 2015 at 14:57 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

4 Oct 16:10 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 1 hour and 12 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 8.0 to 10.0 km.
Date & time: 4 Oct 2015 14:57:41 UTC
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.64°S / 173.02°W (South Pacific Ocean, Samoa)
Nearest volcano: Curacoa (79 km / 49 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
223 km (139 mi) SSW of Vailoa (pop: 769) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) SSW of Mulifanua (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (146 mi) SSW of Fasito‘outa (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (149 mi) S of Asau (pop: 6,640) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (150 mi) SSW of Apia (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
249 km (155 mi) SW of Lufilufi (pop: 1,070) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (157 mi) SSW of Safotu (pop: 1,210) --> See nearby quakes!
291 km (181 mi) WSW of Pago Pago (Ma'Oputasi, American Samoa) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
429 km (267 mi) SE of Mata-Utu (Hahake, Wallis & Futuna) (pop: 1,200) --> See nearby quakes!
503 km (312 mi) NW of Alofi (Niue) (pop: 624) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) SW of Upolu Island --> See nearby quakes!
284 km (176 mi) SW of Samoa s Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.910 km TONGAEMSC
M 4.88.5 km- 91km ENE of Hihifo, TongaUSGS

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