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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Tonga Islands on Sunday, 23 December 2018 - information

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Tonga Islands on Sunday, 23 December 2018

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Tonga Islands on Sunday, 23 December 2018
Dec 23 23:19: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 132.0 to 127.0 km.
Date & time: Sunday, 23 December 2018 23:08 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 127.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.26°S / 175.02°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Falcon Island (42 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.3*10^14 J (35 GWh / 30089 tons of TNT / 1.9 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 23 Dec 2018
Sun, 23 Dec 23:08 UTCM 6.4 / 60 km TONGAEMSC
Sun, 23 Dec 23:08 UTCM 6.4 / 100.2 km- 84km N of Nuku`alofa, TongaUSGS
Sun, 23 Dec 23:08 UTCM 6.2 / 111.2 kmTonga IslandsGeoAu

"I felt it" reports:
savusavu, fiji (705.4 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Touliki, Tongatapu (103.7 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was in office at my desk, approximately 150m from shore. Windows & draps were moving. Computer monitors rocked on their stands. Shaking lasted maybe 30 seconds. (via app)
Nomuka / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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