Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Tonga (Samoa) on Monday, 24 October 2005 at 00:44 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.218°S / 173.018°W (Samoa)
Nearest volcano: West Mata (80 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
117 km (73 mi) NE of Hihifo (Tonga) (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) SSW of Vailoa (pop: 769) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) SW of Mulifanua (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) SSW of Asau (pop: 6,640) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) SW of Fasito‘outa (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (127 mi) SW of Apia (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (129 mi) SSW of Safotu (pop: 1,210) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 mi) SW of Lufilufi (pop: 1,070) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (165 mi) WSW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
270 km (168 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||35 km||Tonga (Samoa)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake Tonga (Samoa) 24 October 2005 00:44 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 23 Nov 2005 12:29 UTC| M 4.6 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|11 km (7 mi) distance| USGS | Details