Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 198 km east of Nuku\'alofa, Tongatapu, on Thursday, 26 June 2008 at 21:19 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 38 km depth
Depth: 38.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.768°S / 173.342°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Feinga Seamount (202 km / 126 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
198 km (123 mi) ENE of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.2||38 km||Tonga||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake South Pacific Ocean, 198 km east of Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, 26 June 2008 21:19 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 07 Dec 2008 10:36 UTC| M 4.7 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|64 km (39 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 22 Nov 2008 14:11 UTC| M 4.7 |91.2 km (56.7 mi) depth|56 km (35 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 19 Nov 2008 04:39 UTC| M 4.5 |84.4 km (52.4 mi) depth|75 km (47 mi) distance| USGS | Details