- Tonga (Samoa) on Tuesday, 26 September 1995 at 01:49 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.133°S / 173.436°W (Samoa)
Nearest volcano: West Mata (34 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
196 km (122 mi) SW of Vailoa (pop: 769) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) SSW of Asau (pop: 6,640) --> See nearby quakes!
209 km (130 mi) SW of Mulifanua (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (135 mi) SSW of Safotu (pop: 1,210) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (135 mi) SW of Fasito‘outa (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (143 mi) SW of Apia (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (151 mi) SW of Lufilufi (pop: 1,070) --> See nearby quakes!
309 km (192 mi) WSW of Pago Pago (Ma'Oputasi, American Samoa) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
360 km (224 mi) SE of Mata-Utu (Hahake, Wallis & Futuna) (pop: 1,200) --> See nearby quakes!
575 km (357 mi) NW of Alofi (Niue) (pop: 624) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.4||33 km||Tonga (Samoa)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 13 Nov 1995 07:54 UTC| M 5.5 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|17 km (11 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 13 Nov 1995 07:38 UTC| M 6.0 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|4 km (3 mi) distance| USGS | - Tonga (Samoa) on Monday, 13 November 1995 at 07:38 (GMT)