Mag. 4.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 187 km south of Apia, Tuamasaga, Samoa, on Friday, 22 January 2010 at 10:34 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 10 km depth
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.4°S / 172.403°W (South Pacific Ocean, Samoa)
Nearest volcano: Curacoa (138 km / 86 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
179 km (111 mi) SSW of Mulifanua (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (114 mi) S of Vailoa (pop: 769) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) SSW of Fasito‘outa (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) SSW of Apia (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) SSW of Lufilufi (pop: 1,070) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) S of Asau (pop: 6,640) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) SW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) S of Safotu (pop: 1,210) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (138 mi) SW of Pago Pago (Ma'Oputasi, American Samoa) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
399 km (248 mi) NNE of Neiafu (Tonga) (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.2||10 km||Samoa Islands region||USGS|
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