Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Samoa Islands Region on Sunday, 5 June 1983 at 16:26 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - Samoa Islands Region on Sunday, 5 June 1983 at 16:26 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 5 Jun 1983 16:26:41 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.917°S / 172.858°W (Samoa)
Nearest volcano: Tafahi (93 km / 58 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
100 km (62 mi) E of Hihifo (Tonga) (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) SSW of Vailoa (pop: 769) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) SSW of Mulifanua (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) SSW of Fasito‘outa (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (161 mi) SSW of Apia (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) SSW of Lufilufi (pop: 1,070) --> See nearby quakes!
268 km (166 mi) S of Asau (pop: 6,640) --> See nearby quakes!
279 km (173 mi) S of Safotu (pop: 1,210) --> See nearby quakes!
289 km (180 mi) SW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (183 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: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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M 5.333 kmSamoa Islands regionUSGS
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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Samoa Islands Region on Sunday, 5 June 1983 at 16:26 (GMT)
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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Samoa Islands Region on Sunday, 5 June 1983 at 16:26 (GMT)
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