Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.2 - Tonga (Samoa), viernes, 03 mar. 1978

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.2 - Tonga (Samoa), viernes, 03 mar. 1978

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 33 km depth

Fecha & hora: 3 Mar 1978 10:48:11 UTC
Magnitud: 6.2
Profundidad: 33.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 15.288°S / 173.517°W (Samoa)
Volcán mas cercano: West Mata (33 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
215 km al SO de Vailoa (pop: 769) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
218 km al SSO de Asau (pop: 6,640) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
227 km al SO de Mulifanua (pop: 4,510) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
236 km al SO de Fasito‘outa (pop: 2,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
237 km al SSO de Safotu (pop: 1,210) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
248 km al SO de Apia (pop: 40,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
260 km al SO de Lufilufi (pop: 1,070) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
323 km al OSO de Pago Pago (Ma'Oputasi, Samoa Americana) (pop: 11,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
363 km al SE de Mata-Utu (Hahake, Wallis y Futuna) (pop: 1,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
567 km al NO de Alofi (Niue) (pop: 624) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Fuente primaria de datos: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Energía liberada estimada: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 6.233 kmTonga (Samoa)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (14 quakes):
  • 04 Aug 1978 01:17 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Aug 1978 20:29 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Jul 1978 18:25 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Jul 1978 13:41 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Jul 1978 07:22 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    18177 km (11295 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 11 Jun 1978 14:27 UTC
    | M 6.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.2 - Tonga (Samoa), domingo, 11 jun. 1978
  • 30 May 1978 18:57 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    38 km (23.6 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 May 1978 16:41 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 May 1978 17:53 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    333 km (206.9 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    18177 km (11295 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    18177 km (11295 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 25 Apr 1978 17:01 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    166 km (103.1 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    18177 km (11295 mi) distance
    | | Details

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Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.2 - Tonga (Samoa), viernes, 03 mar. 1978
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