Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Tonga (Samoa) on Tuesday, 24 May 2005 at 19:51 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - Tonga (Samoa) on Tuesday, 24 May 2005 at 19:51 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 40 km depth

Date & time: 24 May 2005 19:51:47 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 40.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.305°S / 173.424°W (Samoa)
Nearest volcano: West Mata (42 km / 26 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
83 km (51 mi) NNE of Hihifo (Tonga) (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (131 mi) SW of Vailoa (pop: 769) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) SSW of Asau (pop: 6,640) --> See nearby quakes!
222 km (138 mi) SW of Mulifanua (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) SW of Fasito‘outa (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (145 mi) SSW of Safotu (pop: 1,210) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (150 mi) SW of Apia (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
253 km (157 mi) SW of Lufilufi (pop: 1,070) --> See nearby quakes!
310 km (193 mi) WSW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
314 km (195 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: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.240 kmTonga (Samoa)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake Tonga (Samoa) 24 May 2005 19:51 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 04 Jul 2005 10:11 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Jun 2005 23:44 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Jun 2005 10:53 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Tonga (Samoa) on Tuesday, 24 May 2005 at 19:51 (GMT)
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