Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 147 km east of Nuku\'alofa, Tongatapu, on Friday, 3 April 1953 at 04:17 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.854°S / 173.824°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Feinga Seamount (160 km / 99 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
128 km (80 mi) SSE of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) ENE of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (82 mi) ENE of Kolonga (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) ENE of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) ENE of Nuku‘alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
246 km (153 mi) S of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
455 km (283 mi) WSW of Alofi (Niue) (pop: 624) --> See nearby quakes!
458 km (285 mi) WSW of Hakupu (Niue) (pop: 221) --> See nearby quakes!
468 km (291 mi) WSW of Mutalau (Niue) (pop: 133) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.0||15 km||Tonga||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake South Pacific Ocean, 147 km east of Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, 3 April 1953 04:17 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 17 Sep 1953 21:11 UTC| M 6.4 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|34 km (21 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 144 km northeast of Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, on Thursday, 17 September 1953 at 21:11 (GMT)