Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Samoa Islands Region on Friday, 26 August 1988 at 07:33 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 78 km depth
Depth: 77.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.37°S / 172.933°W (Samoa)
Nearest volcano: Curacoa (84 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
113 km (70 mi) NE of Hihifo (Tonga) (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) SSW of Vailoa (pop: 769) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) SSW of Mulifanua (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) SSW of Fasito‘outa (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) S of Asau (pop: 6,640) --> See nearby quakes!
212 km (132 mi) SW of Apia (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (137 mi) SW of Lufilufi (pop: 1,070) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (137 mi) SSW of Safotu (pop: 1,210) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) WSW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
269 km (167 mi) WSW of Pago Pago (Ma'Oputasi, American Samoa) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.7||78 km||Samoa Islands region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.7 quake Samoa Islands Region 26 August 1988 07:33 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 26 Aug 1988 09:36 UTC| M 5.4 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|24 km (15 mi) distance| USGS | Details