- South Pacific Ocean, 229 km southwest of Apia, Tuamasaga, Samoa, on Thursday, 29 November 2001 at 19:37 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.097°S / 173.449°W (South Pacific Ocean, Samoa)
Nearest volcano: West Mata (32 km / 20 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
193 km (120 mi) SW of Vailoa (pop: 769) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) SSW of Asau (pop: 6,640) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (129 mi) SW of Mulifanua (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
215 km (134 mi) SSW of Safotu (pop: 1,210) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) SW of Fasito‘outa (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
229 km (142 mi) SW of Apia (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (150 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!
357 km (222 mi) SE of Mata-Utu (Hahake, Wallis & Futuna) (pop: 1,200) --> See nearby quakes!
578 km (359 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 (3 quakes):
- 28 Jan 2002 15:49 UTC| M 4.8 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|8 km (5 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 08 Jan 2002 07:23 UTC| M 4.4 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|6 km (4 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 30 Nov 2001 06:15 UTC| M 5.2 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|22 km (14 mi) distance| USGS | Details