Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 286 km southwest of Apia, Tuamasaga, Samoa, on Monday, 14 March 2016 at 15:39 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - South Pacific Ocean, 286 km southwest of Apia, Tuamasaga, Samoa, on Monday, 14 March 2016 at 15:39 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

14 Mar 16:06 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 27 minutes.
Mar 14 16:18: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.1.
Date & time: 14 Mar 2016 15:39:30 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.17°S / 172.88°W (South Pacific Ocean, Samoa)
Nearest volcano: Tafahi (109 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
101 km (63 mi) ESE of Hihifo (Tonga) (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
275 km (171 mi) SSW of Mulifanua (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
281 km (175 mi) SSW of Fasito‘outa (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (178 mi) SSW of Apia (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) SSW of Lufilufi (pop: 1,070) --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) S of Asau (pop: 6,640) --> See nearby quakes!
300 km (186 mi) NNE of Neiafu (Tonga) (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
307 km (191 mi) S of Safotu (pop: 1,210) --> See nearby quakes!
309 km (192 mi) SW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
314 km (195 mi) SW of Pago Pago (Ma'Oputasi, American Samoa) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
278 km (173 mi) SSW of Upolu Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.110 km SAMOA ISLANDS REGIONEMSC
M 5.110 km- 99km E of Hihifo, TongaUSGS
M 5.010 kmSamoa Islands RegionGFZ

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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake South Pacific Ocean, 286 km southwest of Apia, Tuamasaga, Samoa, 14 March 2016 15:39 GMT

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 286 km southwest of Apia, Tuamasaga, Samoa, on Monday, 14 March 2016 at 15:39 (GMT)
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