Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 20 km west of Nuku\'alofa, Tongatapu, on Friday, 28 July 1995 at 14:29 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 92 km depth
Date & time: 28 Jul 1995 14:29:11 UTC
Depth: 92.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.182°S / 175.394°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 21.38°S/175.65°W (34 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) W of Haveluloto (pop: 3,420) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (13 mi) WSW of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (13 mi) WSW of Nuku‘alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) W of Kolonga (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) SW of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
318 km (197 mi) SSW of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.4||92 km||Tonga||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 01 Sep 1995 18:25 UTC| M 5.2 |30.8 km (19.1 mi) depth|80 km (49 mi) distance| USGS | Details