Magnitude 6.9 - SAMOA ISLANDS REGION
2006 September 28 06:22:09 UTC
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|Depth||28 km (17.4 miles) set by location program|
|Region||SAMOA ISLANDS REGION|
|Distances||195 km (120 miles) ESE of Hihifo, Tonga|
290 km (180 miles) SSW of PAGO PAGO, American Samoa
605 km (375 miles) NE of NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga
2595 km (1610 miles) NNE of Auckland, New Zealand
|Location Uncertainty||horizontal +/- 5.1 km (3.2 miles); depth fixed by location program|
|Parameters||NST=292, Nph=292, Dmin=300.2 km, Rmss=0.89 sec, Gp= 22°,|
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=S
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Felt (IV) at Alofi and (III) at Tamakautoga, Niue. Felt (III) at Apia. Also felt (III) at Neiafu, Tonga. A tsunami with a wave height of 16 cm (peak-to-trough) was recorded at Pago Pago, American Samoa.
Scientific & Technical Information
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