Strong Earthquake Tonga Islands (173) 28-Oct-14 (E143010315)

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Note: This is not being reported as Mag 6 by other agencies. Delayed reporting this while I was checking it out. GFZ Potsdam have now upgraded to Mag 6

Preliminary Details – subject to review.

Derived from Event Data Source: USGS See details below
Magnitude 6.0 [downgraded from 6.1 on 26th Nov 2014]
This link shows the event and any aftershocks during the following month using the IRIS Earthquake Browser [→]

  • Date-Time: 2014-10-28T03:15:43.370Z UTC
  • Earthquake location: 15.193°S, 174.666°W
  • Seismic Region: 12 – Kermadec – Tonga – Samoa Basin Area
  • Seismic Geo Area: 1730 – Tonga Islands
  • Earthquake depth: 35.0 km
  • Distances:
    1. 129km (80mi) NW of Hihifo, Tonga
    2. 346km (214mi) WSW of Apia, Samoa
    3. 435km (270mi) WSW of Tafuna, American Samoa
    4. 438km (272mi) WSW of Pago Pago, American Samoa
    5. 651km (404mi) E of Lambasa, Fiji
  • Event ID: usb000sr1a

Mag 6+ events in region in the last 20 years ~500 miles radius of the event (Max 1000) from IRIS [→]
(The current event may not appear for an hour or so after the time.)
The above events in the IRIS Earthquake Browser 3D viewer [→]


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