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Significant Quakes Strike Tonga Trench; Aftershocks Rattle NM

Posted by feww on June 30, 2014


Magnitudes 6.7 and 6.4 earthquakes strike tip of Tonga Trench

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake occurred about 205km SSE of Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna, preceded by a 6.4Mw foreshock (197km NW of Hihifo, Tonga) and followed by a 5.6Mw aftershock (193km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga).

Earthquake Details

Magnitude: 6.7Mw
Time: 2014-06-29 17:15:08 UTC
Location: 15.043°S 175.567°W
Depth: 10.0km

Magnitude: 6.4Mw
Time: 2014-06-29 15:52:22 UTC
Location: 14.909°S 175.244°W
Depth: 10.0km

Magnitude: 5.6Mw
Time: 2014-06-29 18:24:30 UTC
Location: 15.356°S 175.447°W
Depth: 10.0km

Aftershocks Rattle New Mexico

At least 4 aftershocks measuring 3.3Mw – 3.6Mw have struck New Mexico, as of posting, following a significant event which occurred less than 24 hours earlier.

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