Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Tonga (Samoa) on Thursday, 24 December 1992 at 00:34 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - Tonga (Samoa) on Thursday, 24 December 1992 at 00:34 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 23 km depth

Date & time: 24 Dec 1992 12:34:13 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 23.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.293°S / 173.128°W (Samoa)
Nearest volcano: Curacoa (69 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
103 km (64 mi) NE of Hihifo (Tonga) (pop: 815)
193 km (120 mi) SSW of Vailoa (pop: 769)
201 km (125 mi) SW of Mulifanua (pop: 4,510)
204 km (127 mi) SSW of Asau (pop: 6,640)
216 km (134 mi) SW of Afega (Malie) (pop: 1,900)
219 km (136 mi) SW of Apia (pop: 40,400)
219 km (136 mi) SSW of Safotu (pop: 1,210)
228 km (142 mi) SW of Lufilufi (pop: 1,070)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.323 kmTonga (Samoa)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake Tonga (Samoa) 24 December 00:34 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (16 quakes):
  • 20 Jun 1993 04:49 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Jun 1993 07:42 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    128.6 km (79.9 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 May 1993 16:08 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 May 1993 19:52 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 May 1993 21:30 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 May 1993 18:00 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    74 km (46 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 May 1993 10:28 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    136.3 km (84.7 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 May 1993 02:42 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 May 1993 21:44 UTC
    | M 6.6 |
    21.3 km (13.2 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Tonga (Samoa) on Sunday, 16 May 1993 at 21:44 (GMT)
  • 25 Apr 1993 00:07 UTC
    | M 6.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Samoa Islands Region on Sunday, 25 April 1993 at 00:07 (GMT)
  • 20 Apr 1993 15:58 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    38 km (23.6 mi) depth
    |
    78 km (49 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Mar 1993 14:15 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Mar 1993 06:32 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    42.5 km (26.4 mi) depth
    |
    81 km (50 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Feb 1993 09:16 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    39 km (24.2 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Jan 1993 14:46 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    37.3 km (23.2 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Jan 1993 08:14 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Tonga (Samoa) on Thursday, 24 December 1992 at 00:34 (GMT)
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