Strong and shallow earthquake M6.2 struck Samoa Islands region

A strong and shallow earthquake measuring M6.2 (USGS) struck Samoa Islands region on June 29, 2014, at 15:52 UTC. USGS is reporting depth of 9.7 km (6.0 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.8 at depth of 27 km. Australian Geoscience reported M6.5 at depth of 35 km.Epicenter was located 173 km (107 miles) SSE of Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna, 390 km (242 miles) WSW of Apia, Samoa, and 604 km (375 miles) ENE of Lambasa, Fiji.There are about 155 people living within 100 km radius.USGS issued green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.Seismotectonics of the Eastern Margin of the Australia PlateThe eastern margin of the Australia plate is one of the most sesimically active areas of the world due to high … »

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