Moderate 4.6 quake hits near Hihifo, Niuas, Tonga
Wed, 5 May 2021, 05:31 05:31 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
The United States Geological Survey reported a magnitude 4.6 quake in Tonga near Hihifo, Niuas, only 24 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early evening on Wednesday 5 May 2021 at 6:05 pm local time at a moderately shallow depth of 67.9 km. 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.
4.6 quake 5 May 6:05 pm (GMT +13)
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.6 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Hihifo (pop. 820) located 48 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: 5 May 6:05 pm (GMT +13) local time (5 May 2021 05:05 GMT)
Depth: 67.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.58°S / 173.58°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Primary data source: USGS
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