Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Tonga on Saturday, 19 March 2005 at 15:02 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 18 km depth
Depth: 18.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.407°S / 174.337°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Feinga Seamount (91 km / 57 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
66 km (41 mi) S of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) NE of Kolonga (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) NNE of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) NE of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) NE of Nuku‘alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) S of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.1||18 km||Tonga||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Tonga 19 March 2005 15:02 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 02 May 2005 21:33 UTC| M 5.0 |35.9 km (22.3 mi) depth|56 km (34 mi) distance| USGS | Details