Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.2 - Tonga, sábado, 24 feb. 1990

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.2 - Tonga, sábado, 24 feb. 1990

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 33 km depth

Fecha & hora: 24 Feb 1990 19:13:14 UTC
Magnitud: 6.2
Profundidad: 33.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 15.523°S / 175.236°W (Tonga)
Volcán mas cercano: Niuafo'ou (43 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
161 km al ONO de Hihifo (pop: 815) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
269 km al SSE de Mata-Utu (Hahake, Wallis y Futuna) (pop: 1,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
358 km al SO de Asau (Samoa) (pop: 6,640) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
372 km al NNO de Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
382 km al SO de Safotu (Samoa) (pop: 1,210) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
392 km al OSO de Mulifanua (Samoa) (pop: 4,510) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
402 km al OSO de Fasito‘outa (Samoa) (pop: 2,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
418 km al OSO de Apia (Samoa) (pop: 40,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
432 km al OSO de Lufilufi (Samoa) (pop: 1,070) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
625 km al N de Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> ¡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 kmTongaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the M 6.2 terremoto: Tonga Sat, 24 Feb 1990 19:13

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 13 Aug 1990 13:30 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    73 km (46 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Jul 1990 13:37 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    280.4 km (174.2 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Mar 1990 01:06 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    309.4 km (192.3 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.2 - Tonga, sábado, 24 feb. 1990
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