Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 64 km southwest of Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, on Friday, 12 August 2016 at 05:02 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 105 km depth
12 Aug 06:34 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 1 hour and 31 minutes.
Depth: 105.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.46°S / 175.71°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 21.38°S/175.65°W (11 km / 7 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
62 km (38 mi) SW of Haveluloto (pop: 3,420) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) SW of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) SW of Nuku‘alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) WSW of Kolonga (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (144 mi) SW of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
361 km (224 mi) SSW of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) WSW of Amsterdam Island (pop: 75,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.1||105 km||Tonga Islands||GFZ|
|4.9||87 km||- 50km SW of Vaini, Tonga||USGS|
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