Mag. 4.7 earthquake - Tonga (Samoa) on Tuesday, 15 March 1983 at 07:04 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.138°S / 173.241°W (Samoa)
Nearest volcano: West Mata (55 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
109 km (67 mi) NNE of Hihifo (Tonga) (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) SSW of Vailoa (pop: 769) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) SSW of Asau (pop: 6,640) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) SW of Mulifanua (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) SW of Fasito‘outa (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) SSW of Safotu (pop: 1,210) --> See nearby quakes!
215 km (134 mi) SW of Apia (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
226 km (140 mi) SW of Lufilufi (pop: 1,070) --> See nearby quakes!
285 km (177 mi) WSW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
289 km (180 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: 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||Tonga (Samoa)||USGS|
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