Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Tonga (Samoa) on Saturday, 8 January 1983 at 11:21 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake  - Tonga (Samoa) on Saturday, 8 January 1983 at 11:21 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 8 Jan 1983 11:21:29 UTC
Magnitude: 6.4
Profondeur: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.394°S / 173.33°W (Samoa)
Volcan le plus près: Curacoa (44 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
213 km SSO de Vailoa (pop: 769) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
221 km SSO de Asau (pop: 6,640) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
223 km SO de Mulifanua (pop: 4,510) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
231 km SO de Fasito‘outa (pop: 2,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
238 km SSO de Safotu (pop: 1,210) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
242 km SO de Apia (pop: 40,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
252 km SO de Lufilufi (pop: 1,070) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
309 km OSO de Pago Pago (Ma'Oputasi, Samoa américaines) (pop: 11,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
386 km SE de Mata-Utu (Hahake, Wallis-et-Futuna) (pop: 1,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
545 km NO de Alofi (Niue) (pop: 624) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 6.433 kmTonga (Samoa)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.4 quake Tonga (Samoa) 8 January 1983 11:21 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (16 quakes):
  • 29 Jun 1983 03:29 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Jun 1983 02:16 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    195.6 km (121.5 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Jun 1983 11:36 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jun 1983 23:02 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Jun 1983 06:07 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Jun 1983 16:26 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    77 km (48 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Jun 1983 13:23 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    86 km (53 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jun 1983 11:54 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    95 km (59 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jun 1983 10:58 UTC
    | M 6.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Samoa Islands Region on Wednesday, 1 June 1983 at 10:58 (GMT)
  • 28 Mar 1983 09:00 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Mar 1983 07:04 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Mar 1983 16:37 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Jan 1983 18:55 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    41 km (25.5 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jan 1983 04:28 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Jan 1983 13:58 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (44 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Jan 1983 09:58 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Tonga (Samoa) on Saturday, 8 January 1983 at 11:21 (GMT)
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