Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Samoa Islands Region on Tuesday, 29 June 1948 at 10:28 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - Samoa Islands Region on Tuesday, 29 June 1948 at 10:28 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 35 km depth

Date & time: 29 Jun 1948 10:28:38 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.471°S / 172.719°W (Samoa)
Nearest volcano: Curacoa (103 km / 64 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
127 km (79 mi) ENE of Hihifo (Tonga) (pop: 815)
197 km (122 mi) SSW of Mulifanua (pop: 4,510)
208 km (129 mi) SSW of Afega (Malie, Tuamasaga) (pop: 1,900)
209 km (130 mi) SSW of Apia (Tuamasaga) (pop: 40,400)
215 km (133 mi) SW of Lufilufi (Lufi-lufi) (pop: 1,070)
217 km (135 mi) S of Asau (Vaisigano) (pop: 6,640)
249 km (155 mi) WSW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, Western District, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000)
683 km (424 mi) NNE of Nuku‘alofa (Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga) (pop: 22,400)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.535 kmSamoa Islands regionUSGS
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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Samoa Islands Region on Tuesday, 29 June 1948 at 10:28 (GMT)
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