- Tonga (Samoa) on Friday, 5 May 1995 at 18:51 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.284°S / 173.369°W (Samoa)
Nearest volcano: West Mata (46 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
205 km (127 mi) SSW of Vailoa (pop: 769) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) SSW of Asau (pop: 6,640) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) SW of Mulifanua (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) SW of Fasito‘outa (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
229 km (142 mi) SSW of Safotu (pop: 1,210) --> See nearby quakes!
236 km (147 mi) SW of Apia (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
247 km (153 mi) SW of Lufilufi (pop: 1,070) --> See nearby quakes!
304 km (189 mi) WSW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
308 km (191 mi) WSW of Pago Pago (Ma'Oputasi, American Samoa) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
376 km (233 mi) SE of Mata-Utu (Hahake, Wallis & Futuna) (pop: 1,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.0||33 km||Tonga (Samoa)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 25 May 1995 05:44 UTC| M 5.0 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|7 km (4 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 07 May 1995 22:38 UTC| M 6.0 |20.5 km (12.7 mi) depth|19 km (12 mi) distance| USGS | - Tonga (Samoa) on Sunday, 7 May 1995 at 22:38 (GMT)