Forte terremoto magnitudine 6.2 - Tonga (Samoa), mercoledì, 18 maggio 2005

Forte terremoto magnitudine 6.2 - Tonga (Samoa), mercoledì, 18 maggio 2005

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

Data & ora: 18 May 2005 10:27:06 UTC
Magnitudine: 6.2
Profondità: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 15.318°S / 173.24°W (Samoa)
Vulcano più vicino: Curacoa (57 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
93 km NE da Hihifo (Tonga) (pop: 815) --> Vedi sismi vicini
201 km SSO da Vailoa (pop: 769) --> Vedi sismi vicini
210 km SO da Mulifanua (pop: 4,510) --> Vedi sismi vicini
210 km SSO da Asau (pop: 6,640) --> Vedi sismi vicini
218 km SO da Fasito‘outa (pop: 2,100) --> Vedi sismi vicini
226 km SSO da Safotu (pop: 1,210) --> Vedi sismi vicini
229 km SO da Apia (pop: 40,400) --> Vedi sismi vicini
239 km SO da Lufilufi (pop: 1,070) --> Vedi sismi vicini
292 km OSO da Tāfuna (Tualauta, Samoa americane) (pop: 11,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
296 km OSO da Pago Pago (Ma'Oputasi, Samoa americane) (pop: 11,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Fonte dati primaria: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 6.210 kmTonga (Samoa)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake Tonga (Samoa) 18 May 2005 10:27 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 09 Nov 2005 08:00 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    31.2 km (19.4 mi) depth
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Oct 2005 00:44 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Jul 2005 10:11 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    36.2 km (22.5 mi) depth
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 May 2005 19:51 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    40.3 km (25 mi) depth
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 May 2005 15:31 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    41.5 km (25.8 mi) depth
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Tonga (Samoa) on Wednesday, 18 May 2005 at 10:27 (GMT)
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