Moderate yet deep 5.1 quake hits near Hihifo, Niuas, Tonga
Sun, 12 Sep 2021, 12:1612:16 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Just 17 minutes ago, a 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck near Hihifo, Niuas, Tonga. The tremor was recorded after midnight on Monday, September 13th, 2021, at 12:57 am local time, at an intermediate to considerable depth of 206 km below the surface.
5.1 quake 13 Sep 12:57 am (GMT +13)
The event was filed by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.4.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Hihifo (pop. 820) located 88 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: Sep 13, 2021 12:57 am (GMT +13) local time (12 Sep 2021 11:57 GMT)
Depth: 206.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.31°S / 174.27°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Primary data source: GFZ
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