Mag. 4.7 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 66 km southeast of Hihifo, Niuas, Tonga, on Sunday, 18 October 2015 at 17:51 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.0 quake South Pacific Ocean, 45 km southeast of Hihifo, Niuas, Tonga, 18 October 2015 16:18 GMT, which had occurred 1 hour and 33 minutes earlier.
Mag. 4.7 earthquake  - South Pacific Ocean, 66 km southeast of Hihifo, Niuas, Tonga, on Sunday, 18 October 2015 at 17:51 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 12 km depth

18 Oct 18:14 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 23 minutes.
Oct 18 21:12: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 33.0 to 12.0 km.
Date & time: 18 Oct 2015 17:51:31 UTC
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 12.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.28°S / 173.28°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Tafahi (52 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
66 km (41 mi) ESE of Hihifo (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
274 km (170 mi) NNE of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 mi) SSW of Mulifanua (Samoa) (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
310 km (193 mi) SSW of Fasito‘outa (Samoa) (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
315 km (196 mi) SSW of Asau (Samoa) (pop: 6,640) --> See nearby quakes!
317 km (197 mi) SSW of Apia (Samoa) (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
350 km (217 mi) SW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
355 km (221 mi) SW of Pago Pago (Ma'Oputasi, American Samoa) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
409 km (254 mi) NNE of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
577 km (359 mi) NNE of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
M 4.712 km TONGAEMSC
M 4.810 km- 47km ESE of Hihifo, TongaUSGS
M 4.710 kmTonga IslandsGFZ
M 5.3 kmSamoa Islands RegionGeoAu
M 5.225 kmTonga IslandsGeoAu

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Mag. 4.7 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 66 km southeast of Hihifo, Niuas, Tonga, on Sunday, 18 October 2015 at 17:51 (GMT)
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