Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Samoa Islands Region on Saturday, 3 December 1983 at 01:23 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Samoa Islands Region on Saturday, 3 December 1983 at 01:23 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 3 Dec 1983 01:23:55 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.24°S / 172.915°W (Samoa)
Nearest volcano: Curacoa (91 km / 57 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
123 km (77 mi) NE of Hihifo (Tonga) (pop: 815)
178 km (110 mi) SSW of Vailoa (pop: 769)
183 km (114 mi) SSW of Mulifanua (pop: 4,510)
194 km (120 mi) S of Asau (pop: 6,640)
197 km (122 mi) SW of Afega (Malie) (pop: 1,900)
199 km (124 mi) SW of Apia (pop: 40,400)
206 km (128 mi) SSW of Safotu (pop: 1,210)
208 km (129 mi) SW of Lufilufi (pop: 1,070)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.233 kmSamoa Islands regionUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake Samoa Islands Region 3 December 01:23 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (8 quakes):
  • 31 May 1984 00:14 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 May 1984 11:40 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Apr 1984 11:20 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Apr 1984 18:43 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Apr 1984 12:36 UTC
    | M 6.0 |
    73 km (45.4 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Samoa Islands Region on Saturday, 21 April 1984 at 12:36 (GMT)
  • 29 Feb 1984 10:23 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Dec 1983 19:01 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Dec 1983 23:07 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Samoa Islands Region on Saturday, 3 December 1983 at 01:23 (GMT)
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