Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Tonga Islands on Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.0 - South Pacific Ocean, Tonga, 357 km WSW of Apia, Tuamasaga, Samoa, martes, 28 oct. 2014

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.0 - South Pacific Ocean, Tonga, 357 km WSW of Apia, Tuamasaga, Samoa, martes, 28 oct. 2014

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

28 Oct 03:25 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 9 minutos.
Oct 28 14:10: Magnitud recalculada de 5.8 a 6.0.
Fecha & hora: 28 Oct 2014 03:15:40 UTC
Magnitud: 6
Profundidad: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 15.19°S / 174.77°W (Océano Pacífico Sur, Tonga)
Volcán mas cercano: Tafu-Maka (42 km / 26 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
135 km al NO de Hihifo (pop: 815) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
261 km al SE de Mata-Utu (Hahake, Wallis y Futuna) (pop: 1,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
295 km al SO de Asau (Samoa) (pop: 6,640) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
331 km al OSO de Mulifanua (Samoa) (pop: 4,510) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
341 km al OSO de Fasito‘outa (Samoa) (pop: 2,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
357 km al OSO de Apia (Samoa) (pop: 40,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
394 km al NNO de Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
446 km al OSO de Tāfuna (Tualauta, Samoa Americana) (pop: 11,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
449 km al OSO de Pago Pago (Ma'Oputasi, Samoa Americana) (pop: 11,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
663 km al N de Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
104 km al ENE de Niuafo‘ou Island --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
259 km al SE de Îlot Fungalei Island --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
355 km al OSO de Upolu Island --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Energía liberada estimada: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 6.010 kmTonga IslandsGFZ
M 6.135 km129km NW of Hihifo, TongaUSGS
M 6.0 kmTonga IslandsGeoAu

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Aftershocks of the M 6.0 terremoto: Océano Pacífico Sur, Tonga, 357 km al suroeste de Apia, Tuamasaga, Samoa Tue, 28 Oct 2014 03:15

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 20 Feb 2015 21:41 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    544 km (338 mi) depth
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 14 Feb 2015 04:54 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    144 km (89.5 mi) depth
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.0 - South Pacific Ocean, Tonga, 357 km WSW of Apia, Tuamasaga, Samoa, martes, 28 oct. 2014
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