- South Pacific Ocean, 248 km southwest of Apia, Tuamasaga, Samoa, on Friday, 30 November 2001 at 06:15 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.11°S / 173.653°W (South Pacific Ocean, Samoa)
Nearest volcano: West Mata (10 km / 6 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
208 km (129 mi) SSW of Asau (pop: 6,640) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) SW of Mulifanua (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
229 km (142 mi) SW of Safotu (pop: 1,210) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (146 mi) SW of Fasito‘outa (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) SW of Apia (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (162 mi) WSW of Lufilufi (pop: 1,070) --> See nearby quakes!
327 km (203 mi) WSW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
331 km (205 mi) WSW of Pago Pago (Ma'Oputasi, American Samoa) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (211 mi) SE of Mata-Utu (Hahake, Wallis & Futuna) (pop: 1,200) --> See nearby quakes!
592 km (368 mi) NW of Alofi (Niue) (pop: 624) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.2||33 km||Tonga (Samoa)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 28 Jan 2002 15:49 UTC| M 4.8 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|21 km (13 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 08 Jan 2002 07:23 UTC| M 4.4 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|21 km (13 mi) distance| USGS | Details