Mag. 4.9 earthquake - Samoa Islands Region on Tuesday, 26 June 1990 at 03:24 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.99°S / 173.667°W (Samoa)
Nearest volcano: West Mata (15 km / 9 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
108 km (67 mi) N of Hihifo (Tonga) (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) SW of Asau (pop: 6,640) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) SW of Vailoa (pop: 769) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (135 mi) SW of Mulifanua (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) SW of Safotu (pop: 1,210) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (141 mi) SW of Fasito‘outa (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (150 mi) WSW of Apia (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
255 km (158 mi) WSW of Lufilufi (pop: 1,070) --> See nearby quakes!
325 km (202 mi) WSW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
329 km (204 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: 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||USGS|
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