Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Region (Tonga) on Saturday, 7 September 2002 at 08:14 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Fiji Region (Tonga) on Saturday, 7 September 2002 at 08:14 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 210 km depth

Date & time: 7 Sep 2002 08:14:19 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 209.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.275°S / 176.036°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Falcon Island (64 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
118 km (73 mi) WSW of Ha'apai
130 km (80 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu) (pop: 22,400)
139 km (86 mi) NW of Kolonga (Tongatapu) (pop: 1,100)
163 km (101 mi) NW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, 'Eua) (pop: 1,240)
183 km (114 mi) WSW of Pangai (Ha'apai) (pop: 1,740)
281 km (175 mi) SW of Neiafu (Vava‘u) (pop: 4,320)
627 km (389 mi) ESE of Suva (Central, Fiji) (pop: 77,400)
746 km (464 mi) ESE of Lautoka (Western, Fiji) (pop: 52,500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 6.0210 kmFiji region (Tonga)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Fiji Region (Tonga) 7 September 08:14 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 28 Oct 2002 16:50 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    149.9 km (93.1 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Sep 2002 10:54 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    250 km (155.3 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Region (Tonga) on Saturday, 7 September 2002 at 08:14 (GMT)
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 30 Apr 1919 07:17
    | 8.1 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    102 years ago
    |
    427km / 265mi
    | Tonga Region
  • 14 Jan 1976 16:47
    | 8.0 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    45 years ago
    |
    921km / 573mi
    | Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand)
  • 26 Jun 1917 05:49
    | 8.0 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    103 years ago
    |
    669km / 416mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 14 Oct 1997 09:53
    | 7.8 |
    167km / 104mi
    |
    23 years ago
    |
    217km / 135mi
    | South of the Fiji Islands (Tonga)
  • 26 Dec 1975 15:56
    | 7.8 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    45 years ago
    |
    584km / 363mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 11 Oct 1975 14:35
    | 7.8 |
    9km / 5.6mi
    |
    45 years ago
    |
    522km / 325mi
    | South of Tonga
  • 14 Dec 1950 01:52
    | 7.8 |
    216km / 134mi
    |
    70 years ago
    |
    66km / 41mi
    | Tonga
  • 01 Jan 1919 03:00
    | 7.8 |
    485km / 301mi
    |
    102 years ago
    |
    242km / 150mi
    | Fiji Region
  • 19 Aug 2002 11:08
    | 7.7 |
    675km / 420mi
    |
    18 years ago
    |
    692km / 430mi
    | South of the Fiji Islands
  • 19 Aug 2002 11:01
    | 7.7 |
    580km / 360mi
    |
    18 years ago
    |
    394km / 245mi
    | Fiji Region
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