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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Tonga Islands on Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Tonga Islands on Tuesday, 13 December 2016
Dec 14 00:06: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.1.
Dec 14 00:11: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.2.
Dec 14 09:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.0.
Date & time: Tuesday, 13 December 2016 23:51 UTC
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.62°S / 173.9°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai (191 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2*10^12 J (554 MWh / 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 13 Dec 2016
Tue, 13 Dec 23:51 UTCM 5.2 / 10 km TONGAEMSC
Tue, 13 Dec 23:51 UTCM 5.2 / 10 km- 141km SE of Pangai, TongaUSGS

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