Mag. 4.6 earthquake - Samoa Islands Region on Wednesday, 1 June 1983 at 11:54 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.569°S / 172.462°W (Samoa)
Nearest volcano: Curacoa (130 km / 81 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
199 km (123 mi) SSW of Mulifanua (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
202 km (126 mi) S of Vailoa (pop: 769) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) SSW of Fasito‘outa (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (129 mi) SSW of Apia (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (131 mi) SSW of Lufilufi (pop: 1,070) --> See nearby quakes!
229 km (142 mi) S of Asau (pop: 6,640) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) SW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
236 km (146 mi) S of Safotu (pop: 1,210) --> See nearby quakes!
237 km (148 mi) SW of Pago Pago (Ma'Oputasi, American Samoa) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
379 km (236 mi) NNE of Neiafu (Tonga) (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.6||33 km||Samoa Islands region||USGS|
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