Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Fiji Region (Tonga) on Wednesday, 12 August 1959
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.759°S / 176.954°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Niuafo'ou (191 km / 119 mi)
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]
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Wed, 12 Aug 09:58 UTC||M 6.4 / 25 km||Fiji Region (Tonga)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.4 quake: Fiji Region (Tonga), 12 Aug 1959 09h58
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