- Samoa Islands Region on Friday, 6 April 1990 at 06:09 (GMT)

 - Samoa Islands Region on Friday, 6 April 1990 at 06:09 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 6 Apr 1990 06:09:03 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.152°S / 172.126°W (Samoa)
Nearest volcano: Upolu (142 km / 88 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
147 km (91 mi) S of Mulifanua (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) S of Fasito‘outa (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (94 mi) SSW of Apia (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) SSW of Lufilufi (pop: 1,070) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (110 mi) WSW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (113 mi) WSW of Pago Pago (Ma'Oputasi, American Samoa) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) SSE of Asau (pop: 6,640) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) S of Safotu (pop: 1,210) --> See nearby quakes!
484 km (300 mi) ESE of Mata-Utu (Hahake, Wallis & Futuna) (pop: 1,200) --> See nearby quakes!
493 km (307 mi) NNW of Alofi (Niue) (pop: 624) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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- Samoa Islands Region on Friday, 6 April 1990 at 06:09 (GMT)
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