M5.7 earthquake - 57km ESE of Hihifo, Tonga, Sunday, 27 January 2013 at 09:59 (GMT)
27 Jan 10:30 UTC: First to report: USGS after 31 minutes.
Date & time: Sunday, 27 January 2013 09:59 UTC
Local time at epicenter:
Sun, 27 Jan 2013 22:59
Depth: 8.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.1052°S / 173.24°W
Nearest volcano: Tafahi
(56 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:62 km (38 mi) SE of Hihifo
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013
joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Sun, 27 Jan 09:59 UTC||M 5.7 / 10 km|| TONGA||EMSC|
|Sun, 27 Jan 09:59 UTC||M 5.7 / 8.6 km||57km ESE of Hihifo, Tonga||USGS|
|Sun, 27 Jan 09:59 UTC||M 5.7 / 35 km||Tonga Islands||GFZ|
|Sun, 27 Jan 09:59 UTC||M 5.8||Tonga Islands||GeoAu|
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Aftershocks of the 5.7 quake: 57km ESE of Hihifo, Tonga, 27 Jan 2013 09h59
Show info about thisList of recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
14 Feb 2013 17:03 UTC | M 4.6 |
145.6 km (90.5 mi) depth |
16 km (10 mi) distance | USGS | Details
Map of aftershocks
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