Mag. 4.7 earthquake - Samoa Islands Region on Wednesday, 19 January 1983 at 13:58 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.391°S / 172.673°W (Samoa)
Nearest volcano: Curacoa (110 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
186 km (116 mi) SSW of Vailoa (pop: 769) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (116 mi) SSW of Mulifanua (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) SSW of Fasito‘outa (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) SSW of Apia (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (127 mi) SW of Lufilufi (pop: 1,070) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) S of Asau (pop: 6,640) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (135 mi) S of Safotu (pop: 1,210) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (149 mi) WSW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
245 km (152 mi) WSW of Pago Pago (Ma'Oputasi, American Samoa) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
388 km (241 mi) NNE of Neiafu (Tonga) (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.7||33 km||Samoa Islands region||USGS|
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