Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Tonga (Samoa) on Tuesday, 24 May 2005 at 15:31 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 42 km depth
Depth: 41.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.365°S / 173.429°W (Samoa)
Nearest volcano: Curacoa (38 km / 24 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
76 km (48 mi) NNE of Hihifo (Tonga) (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) SSW of Vailoa (pop: 769) --> See nearby quakes!
222 km (138 mi) SSW of Asau (pop: 6,640) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) SW of Mulifanua (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
236 km (146 mi) SW of Fasito‘outa (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
240 km (149 mi) SSW of Safotu (pop: 1,210) --> See nearby quakes!
247 km (154 mi) SW of Apia (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
257 km (160 mi) SW of Lufilufi (pop: 1,070) --> See nearby quakes!
313 km (194 mi) WSW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
317 km (197 mi) WSW of Pago Pago (Ma'Oputasi, American Samoa) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.4||42 km||Tonga (Samoa)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.4 quake Tonga (Samoa) 24 May 2005 15:31 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 24 May 2005 19:51 UTC| M 5.2 |40.3 km (25 mi) depth|7 km (4 mi) distance| USGS | Details