Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Region (Tonga) on Sunday, 26 February 2006
Depth: 32.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.283°S / 176.239°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Niuafo'ou (74 km / 46 mi)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Sun, 26 Feb 04:18 UTC||M 6.0 / 32.5 km||Fiji Region (Tonga)||USGS|
User reports for this quake
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake: Fiji Region (Tonga), 26 Feb 2006 04h18
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 17 Mar 2006 19:46 UTC| M 5.6 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|55 km (34 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 02 Mar 2006 07:47 UTC| M 5.2 |20 km (12.4 mi) depth|35 km (22 mi) distance| USGS | Details