Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.9 just reported 68 km southwest of Bangai, Tonga
Sun, 19 Jun 2022, 04:5204:52 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred only 22 minutes ago 68 km southwest of Bangai, Tonga, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.
4.9 quake 19 Jun 5:29 pm (GMT +13)
The quake hit at an intermediate to considerable depth of 162 km beneath the epicenter near Bangai, Pangai, Ha'apai, Tonga, in the afternoon on Sunday, June 19th, 2022, at 5:29 pm local time. 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.
A second report was later issued by Geoscience Australia (GeoAu), which listed it as a magnitude 5.1 earthquake. Other agencies reporting the same quake include the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 5.1, and the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake at magnitude 4.9.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Bangai (pop. 1,700) located 68 km from the epicenter, and Kolonga (pop. 1,100) 120 km away.
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Date & time: Jun 19, 2022 5:28 pm (GMT +13) local time (19 Jun 2022 04:28 GMT)
Depth: 66.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.93°S / 174.62°W (Tonga)
Primary data source: USGS
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