Mag. 4.9 earthquake - Samoa Islands Region (Tonga) on Sunday, 6 November 1988 at 18:44 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.835°S / 174.206°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: West Mata (57 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
132 km (82 mi) NNW of Hihifo (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) SW of Asau (Samoa) (pop: 6,640) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) SW of Safotu (Samoa) (pop: 1,210) --> See nearby quakes!
259 km (161 mi) WSW of Mulifanua (Samoa) (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
269 km (167 mi) WSW of Fasito‘outa (Samoa) (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
274 km (170 mi) SE of Mata-Utu (Hahake, Wallis & Futuna) (pop: 1,200) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (177 mi) WSW of Apia (Samoa) (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
379 km (236 mi) W of Tāfuna (Tualauta, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
382 km (238 mi) W of Pago Pago (Ma'Oputasi, American Samoa) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
709 km (441 mi) N of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.9||33 km||Samoa Islands region (Tonga)||USGS|
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