Terremoto molto forte magnitudine 6.7 - Tonga (Samoa), lunedì, 05 agosto 1996

Terremoto molto forte magnitudine 6.7 - Tonga (Samoa), lunedì, 05 agosto 1996

Terremoto molto forte magnitudine 6.7 at 41 km depth

Data & ora: 5 Aug 1996 02:08:58 UTC
Magnitudine: 6.7
Profondità: 41.2 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 15.267°S / 173.126°W (Samoa)
Vulcano più vicino: Curacoa (70 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
190 km SSO da Vailoa (pop: 769) --> Vedi sismi vicini
198 km SO da Mulifanua (pop: 4,510) --> Vedi sismi vicini
201 km SSO da Asau (pop: 6,640) --> Vedi sismi vicini
206 km SO da Fasito‘outa (pop: 2,100) --> Vedi sismi vicini
216 km SO da Apia (pop: 40,400) --> Vedi sismi vicini
217 km SSO da Safotu (pop: 1,210) --> Vedi sismi vicini
226 km SO da Lufilufi (pop: 1,070) --> Vedi sismi vicini
283 km OSO da Pago Pago (Ma'Oputasi, Samoa americane) (pop: 11,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
396 km SE da Mata-Utu (Hahake, Wallis e Futuna) (pop: 1,200) --> Vedi sismi vicini
542 km NO da Alofi (Niue) (pop: 624) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Fonte dati primaria: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 6.741 kmTonga (Samoa)USGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 12 Nov 1996 01:42 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    88 km (55 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Aug 1996 17:01 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

- Tonga (Samoa) on Monday, 5 August 1996 at 02:08 (GMT)
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