Magnitude 6.6 - SAMOA ISLANDS REGION

2009 August 30 14:51:33 UTC

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Earthquake Details

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Magnitude6.6
Date-Time
Location15.187°S, 172.526°W
Depth11 km (6.8 miles) set by location program
RegionSAMOA ISLANDS REGION
Distances150 km (95 miles) ENE of Hihifo, Tonga
180 km (110 miles) SSW of APIA, Samoa
715 km (445 miles) NNE of NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga
2700 km (1680 miles) NNE of Auckland, New Zealand
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 5.6 km (3.5 miles); depth fixed by location program
ParametersNST=313, Nph=313, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=0.94 sec, Gp= 22°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=T
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDus2009kybj
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