Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.3 - Tonga Region, lunes, 15 dic. 1980

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.3 - Tonga Region, lunes, 15 dic. 1980

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 33 km depth

Fecha & hora: 15 Dec 1980 08:12:45 UTC
Magnitud: 6.3
Profundidad: 33.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 17.593°S / 172.3°W (Tonga)
Volcán mas cercano: Toku (209 km / 130 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
213 km al NE de Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
328 km al NE de Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
400 km al SSO de Tāfuna (Tualauta, Samoa Americana) (pop: 11,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
406 km al SSO de Pago Pago (Ma'Oputasi, Samoa Americana) (pop: 11,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
419 km al S de Mulifanua (Samoa) (pop: 4,510) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
422 km al S de Apia (Samoa) (pop: 40,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
489 km al NE de Kolonga (pop: 1,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
498 km al NE de Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
498 km al NE de Nuku‘alofa (pop: 22,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
500 km al NE de ‘Ohonua (Ohonua) (pop: 1,240) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Fuente primaria de datos: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Energía liberada estimada: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 6.333 kmTonga regionUSGS
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Aftershocks of the M 6.3 terremoto: Tonga Region Mon, 15 Dec 1980 08:12

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 04 Apr 1981 08:44 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Dec 1980 18:53 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.3 - Tonga Region, lunes, 15 dic. 1980
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