Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Samoa Islands Region on Sunday, 6 May 1990 at 23:53 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.961°S / 173.512°W (Samoa)
Nearest volcano: West Mata (30 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
115 km (71 mi) NNE of Hihifo (Tonga) (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (116 mi) SSW of Asau (pop: 6,640) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) SW of Vailoa (pop: 769) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) SW of Mulifanua (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
206 km (128 mi) SW of Safotu (pop: 1,210) --> See nearby quakes!
212 km (132 mi) SW of Fasito‘outa (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
226 km (140 mi) SW of Apia (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (148 mi) WSW of Lufilufi (pop: 1,070) --> See nearby quakes!
308 km (192 mi) WSW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
312 km (194 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: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.2||33 km||Samoa Islands region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake Samoa Islands Region 6 May 1990 23:53 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 26 Jun 1990 03:24 UTC| M 4.9 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|17 km (11 mi) distance| USGS | Details