Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Tonga Region on Tuesday, 3 December 1996 at 12:56 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 32.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.351°S / 172.275°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Toku (202 km / 126 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
436 km (271 mi) NE of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.2||33 km||Tonga region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake Tonga Region 3 December 1996 12:56 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
- 01 May 1997 11:07 UTC| M 4.5 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|34 km (21 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 22 Apr 1997 22:25 UTC| M 4.3 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|52 km (32 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 12 Jan 1997 14:39 UTC| M 4.5 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|29 km (18 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 05 Dec 1996 06:56 UTC| M 4.5 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|58 km (36 mi) distance| USGS | Details