Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Tonga on Friday, 2 May 1919 at 02:07 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake  - Tonga on Friday, 2 May 1919 at 02:07 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 25 km depth

Date & time: 2 May 1919 02:07:31 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.307°S / 173.647°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Fonualei (107 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
151 km (94 mi) S of Hihifo (pop: 815)
154 km (95 mi) NNE of Neiafu (Vava‘u) (pop: 4,320)
289 km (179 mi) NNE of Pangai (Ha'apai) (pop: 1,740)
435 km (270 mi) SSW of Asau (Vaisigano, Samoa) (pop: 6,640)
436 km (271 mi) SSW of Apia (Tuamasaga, Samoa) (pop: 40,400)
455 km (283 mi) SW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, Western District, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000)
456 km (284 mi) NNE of Nuku‘alofa (Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu) (pop: 22,400)
750 km (466 mi) E of Labasa (Northern Division, Fiji) (pop: 27,900)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.425 kmTongaUSGS
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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Tonga on Friday, 2 May 1919 at 02:07 (GMT)
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