Mag. 4.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 221 km southwest of Apia, Tuamasaga, Samoa, on 2015-11-28 10:19:27 -12:00
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Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 10 km depth
28 Nov 23:12 UTC: First to report: USGS after 53 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: 2015-11-28 10:19:27 -12:00
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.1977°S / 173.2613°W (South Pacific Ocean, Samoa)
Nearest volcano: West Mata (54 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
102 km (63 mi) NE of Hihifo (Tonga) (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (118 mi) SSW of Vailoa (pop: 769) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) SSW of Asau (pop: 6,640) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) SW of Mulifanua (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (130 mi) SW of Fasito‘outa (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
215 km (134 mi) SSW of Safotu (pop: 1,210) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (137 mi) SW of Apia (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) SW of Lufilufi (pop: 1,070) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) WSW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (182 mi) WSW of Pago Pago (Ma'Oputasi, American Samoa) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) SW of Upolu Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.8||10 km||- 98km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga||USGS|
|M 4.8||10 km||TONGA||EMSC|
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