Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Tonga on Tuesday, 26 September 2000 at 06:17 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake  - Tonga on Tuesday, 26 September 2000 at 06:17 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 56 km depth

Date & time: 26 Sep 2000 06:17:52 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 56.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.178°S / 173.927°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Fonualei (103 km / 64 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
137 km (85 mi) S of Hihifo (pop: 815)
164 km (102 mi) N of Neiafu (Vava‘u) (pop: 4,320)
297 km (184 mi) N of Pangai (Ha'apai) (pop: 1,740)
430 km (267 mi) SSW of Asau (Vaisigano, Samoa) (pop: 6,640)
438 km (272 mi) SSW of Apia (Tuamasaga, Samoa) (pop: 40,400)
461 km (286 mi) NNE of Nuku‘alofa (Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu) (pop: 22,400)
467 km (290 mi) SW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, Western District, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000)
719 km (447 mi) E of Labasa (Northern Division, Fiji) (pop: 27,900)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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M 6.456 kmTongaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.4 quake Tonga 26 September 06:17 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 26 Sep 2000 07:10 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Tonga on Tuesday, 26 September 2000 at 06:17 (GMT)
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