Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Samoa Islands Region on Sunday, 5 June 1983 at 13:23 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.051°S / 172.913°W (Samoa)
Nearest volcano: Tafahi (89 km / 55 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
95 km (59 mi) E of Hihifo (Tonga) (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
263 km (164 mi) SSW of Vailoa (pop: 769) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) SSW of Mulifanua (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
270 km (168 mi) SSW of Fasito‘outa (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
276 km (171 mi) SSW of Apia (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) SSW of Lufilufi (pop: 1,070) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) S of Asau (pop: 6,640) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (183 mi) S of Safotu (pop: 1,210) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 mi) SW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
309 km (192 mi) SW of Pago Pago (Ma'Oputasi, American Samoa) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.1||33 km||Samoa Islands region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake Samoa Islands Region 5 June 1983 13:23 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 05 Jun 1983 16:26 UTC| M 5.3 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|16 km (10 mi) distance| USGS | Details