Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Tonga on Tuesday, 2 October 2001 at 00:48 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Tonga on Tuesday, 2 October 2001 at 00:48 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 107 km depth

Date & time: 2 Oct 2001 12:48:18 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 106.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.183°S / 173.82°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Tafahi (39 km / 24 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
26 km (16 mi) S of Hihifo (pop: 815)
275 km (171 mi) N of Neiafu (Vava‘u) (pop: 4,320)
322 km (200 mi) SSW of Asau (Vaisigano, Samoa) (pop: 6,640)
324 km (201 mi) SW of Mulifanua (Samoa) (pop: 4,510)
342 km (213 mi) SW of Apia (Tuamasaga, Samoa) (pop: 40,400)
391 km (243 mi) WSW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, Western District, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000)
570 km (354 mi) NNE of Nuku‘alofa (Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu) (pop: 22,400)
728 km (452 mi) E of Labasa (Northern Division, Fiji) (pop: 27,900)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.2107 kmTongaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake Tonga 2 October 00:48 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (12 quakes):
  • 24 Mar 2002 03:53 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Mar 2002 19:54 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Mar 2002 17:20 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    125.6 km (78 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Mar 2002 16:19 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    74 km (46 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Dec 2001 01:08 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    131.1 km (81.5 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Dec 2001 23:55 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    105.3 km (65.4 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Dec 2001 15:42 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Dec 2001 02:47 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Dec 2001 15:47 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Nov 2001 11:50 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Oct 2001 22:10 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Oct 2001 02:41 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    69.8 km (43.4 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Tonga on Tuesday, 2 October 2001 at 00:48 (GMT)
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