Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 132km NW of Hihifo, Tonga on Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Moderato terremoto magnitudine 5.9 - South Pacific Ocean, 74 km a nord est da Niuafo‘ou , Vava‘u, Tonga, martedì, 21 gennaio 2014

Moderato terremoto magnitudine 5.9 - South Pacific Ocean, 74 km a nord est da Niuafo‘ou , Vava‘u, Tonga, martedì, 21 gennaio 2014

Moderate magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

21 Jan 01:38 UTC: Primo a segnalare: USGS dopo 9 minuti.
Data & ora: 21 Jan 2014 01:29:13 UTC
Ora locale a epicentro: Monday, January 20, 2014 13:29:13
Magnitudine: 5.9
Profondità: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 15.2497°S / 175.0512°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Vulcano più vicino: Tafu-Maka (53 km / 33 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
156 km ONO da Hihifo (pop: 815) --> Vedi sismi vicini
250 km SSE da Mata-Utu (Hahake, Wallis e Futuna) (pop: 1,200) --> Vedi sismi vicini
323 km SO da Asau (Samoa) (pop: 6,640) --> Vedi sismi vicini
349 km SO da Safotu (Samoa) (pop: 1,210) --> Vedi sismi vicini
361 km OSO da Mulifanua (Samoa) (pop: 4,510) --> Vedi sismi vicini
371 km OSO da Fasito‘outa (Samoa) (pop: 2,100) --> Vedi sismi vicini
387 km OSO da Apia (Samoa) (pop: 40,400) --> Vedi sismi vicini
395 km NNO da Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> Vedi sismi vicini
402 km OSO da Lufilufi (Samoa) (pop: 1,070) --> Vedi sismi vicini
655 km N da Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> Vedi sismi vicini
74 km ENE da Niuafo‘ou Island --> Vedi sismi vicini
249 km SSE da Îlot Fungalei Island --> Vedi sismi vicini
385 km OSO da Upolu Island --> Vedi sismi vicini
Fonte dati primaria: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.910 km159km WNW of Hihifo, TongaUSGS
M 6.210 kmTonga IslandsGFZ
M 6.011 km TONGAEMSC
M 6.0 kmTonga IslandsGeoAu

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Aftershocks of the 5.9 quake South Pacific Ocean, 74 km northeast of Niuafo‘ou Island, Vava‘u, Tonga, Monday, January 20, 2014 13:29:13

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 22 Jan 2014 03:41 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    31 km (20 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 74 km northeast of Niuafo‘ou Island, Vava‘u, Tonga, on Monday, January 20, 2014 13:29:13
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