Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Tonga (Samoa) on Tuesday, 26 July 2005 at 10:11 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 36 km depth
Depth: 36.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.187°S / 173.448°W (Samoa)
Nearest volcano: West Mata (34 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
93 km (58 mi) NNE of Hihifo (Tonga) (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) SW of Vailoa (pop: 769) --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (127 mi) SSW of Asau (pop: 6,640) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 mi) SW of Mulifanua (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (139 mi) SW of Fasito‘outa (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) SSW of Safotu (pop: 1,210) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) SW of Apia (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
247 km (153 mi) SW of Lufilufi (pop: 1,070) --> See nearby quakes!
308 km (192 mi) WSW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
312 km (194 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: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.1||36 km||Tonga (Samoa)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake Tonga (Samoa) 26 July 2005 10:11 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 17 Aug 2005 06:14 UTC| M 4.6 |43.8 km (27.2 mi) depth|20 km (13 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 09 Aug 2005 15:03 UTC| M 4.4 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|7 km (5 mi) distance| USGS | Details