Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Tonga on Sunday, 30 November 1980 at 12:24 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Tonga on Sunday, 30 November 1980 at 12:24 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 202 km depth

Date & time: 30 Nov 1980 12:24:39 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Profondeur: 202.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.426°S / 175.85°W (Tonga)
Volcan le plus près: Tofua (89 km / 55 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
163 km ONO de Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
202 km NNO de Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
202 km NNO de Nuku‘alofa (pop: 22,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
207 km NNO de Kolonga (pop: 1,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
214 km OSO de Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
232 km NNO de ‘Ohonua (Ohonua) (pop: 1,240) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
443 km SSO de Hihifo (pop: 815) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 6.0202 kmTongaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Tonga 30 November 1980 12:24 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 28 Feb 1981 11:22 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    245.3 km (152.4 mi) depth
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    17813 km (11069 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 20 Feb 1981 14:33 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    241.2 km (149.9 mi) depth
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Dec 1980 07:33 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    254 km (157.8 mi) depth
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Tonga on Sunday, 30 November 1980 at 12:24 (GMT)
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