Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Tonga on Sunday, 25 January 2004 at 11:43 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake  - Tonga on Sunday, 25 January 2004 at 11:43 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 130 km depth

Date & time: 25 Jan 2004 11:43:11 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 129.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.83°S / 174.196°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Tafahi (120 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
106 km (66 mi) SSW of Hihifo (pop: 815)
204 km (127 mi) N of Neiafu (Vava‘u) (pop: 4,320)
332 km (207 mi) N of Pangai (Ha'apai) (pop: 1,740)
404 km (251 mi) SSW of Asau (Vaisigano, Samoa) (pop: 6,640)
423 km (263 mi) SW of Apia (Tuamasaga, Samoa) (pop: 40,400)
470 km (292 mi) SW of Pago Pago (Ma'Oputasi, Eastern District, American Samoa) (pop: 11,500)
491 km (305 mi) NNE of Nuku‘alofa (Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu) (pop: 22,400)
688 km (427 mi) E of Labasa (Northern Division, Fiji) (pop: 27,900)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.7130 kmTongaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.7 quake Tonga 25 January 11:43 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes):
  • 09 Jul 2004 14:29 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    123.3 km (76.6 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Jun 2004 02:38 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    85.4 km (53.1 mi) depth
    |
    94 km (58 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Apr 2004 11:45 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    53.6 km (33.3 mi) depth
    |
    129 km (80 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Apr 2004 01:33 UTC
    | M 6.0 |
    143.5 km (89.2 mi) depth
    |
    120 km (74 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Tonga on Wednesday, 14 April 2004 at 01:33 (GMT)
  • 13 Apr 2004 11:24 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    98.9 km (61.5 mi) depth
    |
    125 km (78 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Apr 2004 09:00 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    288.3 km (179.1 mi) depth
    |
    102 km (63 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Feb 2004 15:16 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Tonga on Sunday, 25 January 2004 at 11:43 (GMT)
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