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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Tonga Islands on Monday, 15 February 2016

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Tonga Islands on Monday, 15 February 2016

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Tonga Islands on Monday, 15 February 2016
Feb 15 15:17: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.7.
Feb 15 15:28: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 6.0.
Date & time: Mon, 15 Feb 15:02:33 UTC
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.06°S / 175.54°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 20.85°S/175.53°W (37 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
HeureMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Mon, 15 Feb 2016
Mon, 15 Feb 15:02 UTCM 6.0 / 10 km TONGA[Map]EMSC

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Nuku'alofa / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (28 km E from epicenter)(no details): Nothing much, just saw the walls (well, the house in general) shaking for a while (a loooong while when you're in that mini-shock state of mind). Scary, but otherwise ok, since everyone else is fine. Nothing will ever compare to the 2006 one though. Just hoping the rest of the neighborhood and family are ok, and there won't be a tsunami pleeeeeaaase (via EMSC)
Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (52 km NE from epicenter)(no details): bit of a shock. woke me up from sleep. seemed strong with big rocking motion. (via EMSC)
Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (52 km NE from epicenter)(no details): We are currently have cyclone warning and the wind and raining is very strong and heavy (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
HeureMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Wed, 7 Dec 2016
Wed, 7 Dec 09:18 UTCM 5.0 / 163 km - [info] FIJI REGION[Map]EMSC
Tue, 13 Dec 2016
Tue, 13 Dec 23:51 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km - [info]Tonga Islands[Map]GFZ
Wed, 14 Dec 2016
Wed, 14 Dec 21:26 UTCM 5.3 / 30 km - [info] TONGA[Map]EMSC
Thu, 15 Dec 2016
Thu, 15 Dec 00:18 UTCM 5.2 / 10 km - [info] TONGA[Map]EMSC
Sat, 17 Dec 2016
Sat, 17 Dec 18:49 UTCM 5.2 / 54 km - [info]Tonga Islands Region[Map]GeoAu
Fri, 10 Feb 2017
Fri, 10 Feb 07:18 UTCM 5.4 / 51 km - [info]Tonga Islands[Map]GeoAu

 

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