Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Tonga (Samoa) on Monday, 28 January 2002 at 15:09 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Tonga (Samoa) on Monday, 28 January 2002 at 15:09 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 28 Jan 2002 03:09:55 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.304°S / 173.225°W (Samoa)
Nearest volcano: Curacoa (59 km / 37 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
95 km (59 mi) NE of Hihifo (Tonga) (pop: 815)
199 km (123 mi) SSW of Vailoa (pop: 769)
208 km (129 mi) SW of Mulifanua (pop: 4,510)
208 km (129 mi) SSW of Asau (Vaisigano) (pop: 6,640)
223 km (139 mi) SW of Afega (Malie, Tuamasaga) (pop: 1,900)
224 km (139 mi) SSW of Safotu (Gaga'ifomauga) (pop: 1,210)
227 km (141 mi) SW of Apia (Tuamasaga) (pop: 40,400)
682 km (424 mi) NNE of Nuku‘alofa (Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga) (pop: 22,400)
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!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.233 kmTonga (Samoa)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake Tonga (Samoa) 28 January 15:09 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (18 quakes):
  • 15 Jul 2002 00:44 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Jul 2002 12:45 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Jun 2002 04:49 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Jun 2002 09:04 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Jun 2002 17:52 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 May 2002 14:52 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Apr 2002 17:01 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Apr 2002 04:43 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Apr 2002 01:45 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Apr 2002 23:02 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Mar 2002 10:18 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    39.6 km (24.6 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Mar 2002 00:57 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Feb 2002 06:27 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    62.8 km (39 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Feb 2002 13:11 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Feb 2002 15:22 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Feb 2002 14:39 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Jan 2002 00:45 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Jan 2002 15:49 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Tonga (Samoa) on Monday, 28 January 2002 at 15:09 (GMT)
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