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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 84km NW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga on Thursday, 23 May 2013

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - 84km NW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga on Thursday, 23 May 2013
Date & time: Thursday, 23 May 2013 21:07 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Fri, 24 May 2013 10:07
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 154.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.5572°S / 175.7386°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai (17 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.8*10^14 J (49.4 GWh / 42502 tons of TNT / 2.7 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 23 May 2013
Thu, 23 May 21:07 UTCM 6.3 / 92 km TONGAEMSC
Thu, 23 May 21:07 UTCM 6.3 / 144 kmTonga IslandsGFZ
Thu, 23 May 21:07 UTCM 6.3 / 100 kmTonga IslandsGeoAu

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