Magnitude 6.1 quake near Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Last updated: 2014-10-13 (285) 21:29:14 UTC

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The Anza group at the University of California San Diego operates a broadband seismograph network consisting of 17 three component broadband seismograph stations centered near Anza, California (see map).

On Saturday, March 19, 2005 at 7:02 AM (PST) we recorded a quake (preliminary Mw 6.1) located near Nuku'alofa.

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Initial source parameters for the recent event are shown below. The epicentral distance (distance separating the epicenter and the closest station in the recording network) for Anza is 8506 km (76.41 degrees).

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Event Map

Global mecator event map

Event Parameters

Latitude Longitude Origin time (UTC) Origin time (PDT) Depth (km) Mw Author
-20.3800 -174.3700 03/19/05 (078) 15:02.41 03/19/05 (078) 7:02 AM 10 6.1 QED

* The location and magnitude determined for this event are preliminary and are subject to change upon further review of seismic data.

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Of local interest:

We operate a broadband station on Pinon Flats Observatory. At 07:15 AM (PST) station PFO recorded the P wave from this event. Here is a view of that event as picked by our analyst. A red P indicates a P wave arrival, a red S indicates an S wave arrival.

3 component seismometer recordings at Pinon Flats Observatory

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URL: http://eqinfo.ucsd.edu/special_events/2005/078/a/index.php [Last updated: 2014-10-13 (286) 21:29:14 UTC]