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Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Tonga Islands on Monday, 6 July 2015

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Tonga Islands on Monday, 6 July 2015

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - Tonga Islands on Monday, 6 July 2015
Jul 6 14:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.8.
Date & time: Monday, 6 July 2015 12:24 UTC
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 49.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.77°S / 174.7°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai (99 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 3.2*10^13 J (8.78 GWh / 7558 tons of TNT / 0.5 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Mon, 6 Jul 2015
Mon, 6 Jul 12:24 UTCM 5.7 / 2 kmTONGAEMSC
Mon, 6 Jul 12:24 UTCM 6.2 / 10 km- 76km NE of `Ohonua, TongaUSGS
Mon, 6 Jul 12:24 UTCM 5.8 / 30 kmTonga IslandsGeoAu

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(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (80 km SW from epicenter)(no details): We thought it was going to throw us out of bed! Stayed awake then for ages just in case the tsunami sirens went off. Not a restful night. (via EMSC)
Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (80 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Not cool!!! (via EMSC)
Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (76 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Felt it, but wasnt overly worried - just a bit shocked as it has been years since I felt one. I used to live in Tokyo with a large number of course, and now living here in Tonga, it has been at least 14 years since I felt any earthquake. (via EMSC)

 

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