Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Tonga Region on Wednesday, 2 June 1982 at 12:37 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake  - Tonga Region on Wednesday, 2 June 1982 at 12:37 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 2 Jun 1982 12:37:34 UTC
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.083°S / 172.492°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Toku (179 km / 111 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
170 km (105 mi) ENE of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
274 km (170 mi) SSE of Hihifo (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
275 km (171 mi) NE of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
292 km (182 mi) WNW of Alofi (Niue) (pop: 624) --> See nearby quakes!
433 km (269 mi) NE of Kolonga (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
443 km (275 mi) NE of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
443 km (275 mi) NE of Nuku‘alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
444 km (276 mi) NE of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
458 km (284 mi) SSW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
464 km (289 mi) SSW of Pago Pago (Ma'Oputasi, American Samoa) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.433 kmTonga regionUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.4 quake Tonga Region 2 June 1982 12:37 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (11 quakes):
  • 28 Oct 1982 16:20 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Oct 1982 03:34 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    53 km (32.9 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Sep 1982 04:15 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Jul 1982 13:50 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    94 km (59 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Jun 1982 03:51 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    84 km (52 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Jun 1982 04:51 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Jun 1982 23:56 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Jun 1982 23:40 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Jun 1982 23:28 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    143 km (88.9 mi) depth
    |
    74 km (46 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Jun 1982 20:17 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Jun 1982 07:36 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    75 km (47 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Tonga Region on Wednesday, 2 June 1982 at 12:37 (GMT)
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