Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 6.1 km south of Lapaha, Tongatapu, on Monday, 2 July 1951 at 21:46 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 2 Jul 1951 21:46:37 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.232°S / 175.122°W (Tongatapu, Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 21.38°S/175.65°W (57 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) S of Lapaha (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) SE of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) SE of Nuku‘alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) WNW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, ʻEua) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) SSW of Pangai (Ha‘apai) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
311 km (193 mi) SSW of Neiafu (Vava‘u) (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.1||35 km||Tonga||USGS|
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