Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 132km NW of Hihifo, Tonga on Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - 159km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga, on Monday, January 20, 2014 13:29:13

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake  - 159km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga, on Monday, January 20, 2014 13:29:13

Moderate magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

21 Jan 01:38 UTC: First to report: USGS after 9 minutes.
Date & time: 21 Jan 2014 01:29:13 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Local time at epicenter: Monday, January 20, 2014 13:29:13
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.2497°S / 175.0512°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Tafu-Maka (53 km / 33 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
156 km (97 mi) WNW of Hihifo (pop: 815)
250 km (155 mi) SSE of Mata-Utu (Hahake, Wallis & Futuna) (pop: 1,200)
323 km (201 mi) SW of Asau (Samoa) (pop: 6,640)
387 km (241 mi) WSW of Apia (Samoa) (pop: 40,400)
395 km (245 mi) NNW of Neiafu (pop: 4,320)
513 km (319 mi) N of Pangai (pop: 1,740)
612 km (380 mi) ENE of Labasa (Fiji) (pop: 27,900)
655 km (407 mi) N of Nuku‘alofa (Nuku'alofa) (pop: 22,400)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.910 km159km WNW of Hihifo, TongaUSGS
M 6.210 kmTonga IslandsGFZ
M 6.011 km TONGAEMSC
M 6.0 kmTonga IslandsGeoAu

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Aftershocks of the 5.9 quake 159km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga, Monday, January 20, 2014 13:29:13

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 22 Jan 2014 03:41 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (20 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - 159km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga, on Monday, January 20, 2014 13:29:13
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