Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 184km ESE of Neiafu, Tonga on Saturday, 2 November 2013

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 349 km northeast of Nuku\'alofa, Tongatapu, on Saturday, November 02, 2013 06:53:46

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - South Pacific Ocean, 349 km northeast of Nuku\'alofa, Tongatapu, on Saturday, November 02, 2013 06:53:46

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

2 Nov 19:02 UTC: First to report: USGS after 8 minutes.
Date & time: 2 Nov 2013 18:53:46 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, November 02, 2013 06:53:46
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.1285°S / 172.6339°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 18.325°S/174.365°W (235 km / 146 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
152 km (94 mi) ESE of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) ENE of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (177 mi) W of Alofi (Niue) (pop: 624) --> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) W of Hakupu (Niue) (pop: 221) --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) W of Mutalau (Niue) (pop: 133) --> See nearby quakes!
338 km (210 mi) NE of Kolonga (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
344 km (214 mi) NE of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
349 km (217 mi) NE of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
349 km (217 mi) NE of Nuku‘alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
374 km (232 mi) SSE of Hihifo (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
505 km (314 mi) SE of Niuafo‘ou Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.210 km151km ESE of Neiafu, TongaUSGS
M 6.314 kmTonga Islands RegionGFZ
M 6.22 km TONGA REGIONEMSC
M 6.3 kmTonga Islands RegionGeoAu

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chelmsford / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : The school fell down and i almost died thank god!
chelmsford / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : The school fell down and i almost died thank god!
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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 349 km northeast of Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, on Saturday, November 02, 2013 06:53:46
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