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Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Tonga Islands on Sunday, 7 February 2016

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - Tonga Islands on Sunday, 7 February 2016
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 102.0 to 98.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 98.0 to 97.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 97.0 to 92.0 km.
Feb 7 02:48: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 92.0 to 10.0 km.
Feb 7 08:24: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.9.
Feb 7 09:08: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 5.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 46.0 km.
Date & time: Sun, 7 Feb 02:03:38 UTC
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 46.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.27°S / 173.58°W (Samoa)
Nearest volcano: West Mata (76 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Sun, 7 Feb 2016
Sun, 7 Feb 02:03 UTCM 5.8 / 10 km TONGA[Map]EMSC
Sun, 7 Feb 02:03 UTCM 5.5 / 10 km- 100km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga[Map]USGS
Sun, 7 Feb 02:03 UTCM 6.0 / 19.5 kmTonga Islands [Sea][Map]INGV
Sun, 7 Feb 02:03 UTCM 5.3 / 48 kmTonga Islands[Map]GeoAu

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Apia (Samoa) (243 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Common for our area and the Tongan Fault (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Tue, 9 Feb 2016
Tue, 9 Feb 22:35 UTCM 4.7 / 10 km - [info] SAMOA ISLANDS REGION[Map]EMSC
Tue, 8 Mar 2016
Tue, 8 Mar 05:36 UTCM 6.1 / 10 km - [info]Tonga Islands[Map]GFZ
Fri, 11 Mar 2016
Fri, 11 Mar 21:56 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km - [info]Samoa Islands Region[Map]GFZ
Mon, 14 Mar 2016
Mon, 14 Mar 15:39 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km - [info] SAMOA ISLANDS REGION[Map]EMSC
Sat, 26 Mar 2016
Sat, 26 Mar 16:18 UTCM 5.5 / 21 km - [info]Samoa Islands Region[Map]GFZ
Tue, 19 Apr 2016
Tue, 19 Apr 20:05 UTCM 4.4 / 134.2 km - [info]- 5km SSE of Hihifo, Tonga[Map]USGS
Fri, 29 Apr 2016
Fri, 29 Apr 20:07 UTCM 4.8 / 3 km - [info] TONGA[Map]EMSC
Sat, 21 May 2016
Sat, 21 May 07:45 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km - [info]- 129km NE of Hihifo, Tonga[Map]USGS
Sat, 4 Jun 2016
Sat, 4 Jun 09:18 UTCM 5.2 / 56 km - [info]Tonga Islands[Map]GFZ
Fri, 10 Jun 2016
Fri, 10 Jun 17:32 UTCM 4.8 / 36 km - [info] SAMOA ISLANDS REGION[Map]EMSC
Fri, 1 Jul 2016
Fri, 1 Jul 22:42 UTCM 4.6 / 35 km - [info] TONGA[Map]EMSC
Sun, 10 Jul 2016
Sun, 10 Jul 13:41 UTCM 5.7 / 10 km - [info]Tonga Islands[Map]GFZ
Sun, 10 Jul 13:44 UTCM 5.9 / 10 km - [info]Tonga Islands[Map]GFZ
Sat, 23 Jul 2016
Sat, 23 Jul 20:09 UTCM 5.9 / 10 km - [info]Tonga Islands[Map]GFZ
Wed, 27 Jul 2016
Wed, 27 Jul 23:56 UTCM 4.7 / 20 km - [info] TONGA[Map]EMSC
Tue, 27 Sep 08:01 UTCM 5.2 / 163 km - [info]Tonga Islands[Map]GFZ
Sat, 8 Oct 2016
Sat, 8 Oct 22:25 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km - [info]- 128km NNW of Hihifo, Tonga[Map]USGS
Mon, 10 Oct 2016
Mon, 10 Oct 08:35 UTCM 5.6 / 10 km - [info]Tonga Islands[Map]GFZ
Tue, 25 Oct 2016
Tue, 25 Oct 16:10 UTCM 5.8 / 10 km - [info]Tonga Islands[Map]GFZ
Wed, 26 Oct 2016
Wed, 26 Oct 05:19 UTCM 6.0 / 10 km - [info]Tonga Islands[Map]GFZ

 

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