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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Tonga Islands Region on Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Tonga Islands on Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - Tonga Islands on Wednesday, 16 July 2014
Jul 16 14:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.5.
Date & time: Wednesday, 16 July 2014 10:58 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 38.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.92°S / 175.45°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 21.38°S/175.65°W (100 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.1*10^13 J (3.12 GWh / 2682 tons of TNT / 0.2 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 16 Jul 2014
Wed, 16 Jul 10:58 UTCM 5.5 / 14 km TONGAEMSC
Wed, 16 Jul 10:58 UTCM 5.5 / 100 km5.5 TONGAEMSC

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Nuku'alofa / MMI IV (Light shaking): slight rattle and rumbling shake for a couple of seconds at around midnite.


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