Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.1 - South of Tonga (New Zealand), lunes, 20 sep. 1982

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.1 - South of Tonga (New Zealand), lunes, 20 sep. 1982

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 33 km depth

Fecha & hora: 20 Sep 1982 12:57:45 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitud: 6.1
Profundidad: 33.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 26,93°S / 175,963°W (Nueva Zelanda)
Volcán mas cercano: Hinepuia (142 km / 88 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
631 km al S de ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, 'Eua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240)
646 km al S de Lapaha (Mua, Tongatapu, Tonga) (pop: 8,000)
649 km al S de Nuku‘alofa (Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga) (pop: 22,400)
Fuente primaria de datos: USGS
Energía liberada estimada: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [aprende más]
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MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 6.133 kmsouth of Tonga (New Zealand)USGS
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Aftershocks of the M 6.1 terremoto: South of Tonga (New Zealand) Mon, 20 Sep 12h57

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (14 quakes):
  • 12 mar 1983 05:51 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    40 km (24,9 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 ene 1983 23:48 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20,5 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 ene 1983 11:47 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33 km (20,5 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 dic 1982 21:15 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    33 km (20,5 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 nov 1982 10:34 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20,5 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 nov 1982 10:12 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20,5 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 oct 1982 22:33 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20,5 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 sep 1982 23:59 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20,5 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 sep 1982 21:25 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20,5 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 sep 1982 19:32 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20,5 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 sep 1982 19:30 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20,5 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 sep 1982 17:05 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    33 km (20,5 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 sep 1982 13:48 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    33 km (20,5 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 sep 1982 13:19 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    43 km (26,7 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.1 - South of Tonga (New Zealand), lunes, 20 sep. 1982
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