Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.9 just reported 97 km northeast of Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mon, 3 May 2021, 19:52 19:52 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred in the morning on Tuesday 4 May 2021 at 8:28 am local time near Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga, as reported by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency.
4.9 quake 4 May 8:28 am (GMT +13)
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a great depth of 308 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Pangai (pop. 1,700, 79 km away), Kolonga (pop. 1,100, 88 km away), Lapaha (pop. 8,000, 95 km away), Nuku'alofa (pop. 22,400, 97 km away), Nuku'alofa (pop. 22,400, 97 km away), Haveluloto (pop. 3,400, 99 km away), and 'Ohonua (pop. 1,200, 101 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Date & time: 4 May 2021 8:28 am (GMT +13) local time (3 May 2021 19:28 GMT)
Depth: 308.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.49°S / 174.58°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Primary data source: BMKG
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