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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Tonga Islands on Thursday, 7 December 2017

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - Tonga Islands on Thursday, 7 December 2017
Date & time: Thu, 7 Dec 23:10:00 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.18°S / 173.27°W [Map]
Nearest volcano: West Mata (52 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

"I felt it" reports:
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Fri, 8 Dec
Fri, 8 Dec 23:42 UTCM 5.7 / 117.5 km - [info] (30 km)- 29km SW of Hihifo, Tonga[Map]USGS
Sun, 10 Dec
Sun, 10 Dec 16:57 UTCM 5.3 / 66 km - [info] (112 km)Samoa Islands Region[Map]GeoAu
Sun, 10 Dec 18:55 UTCM 4.9 / 35 km - [info] (59 km) TONGA[Map]EMSC
Sat, 16 Dec
Sat, 16 Dec 17:05 UTCM 4.9 / 16.4 km - [info] (66 km)- 113km NE of Hihifo, Tonga[Map]USGS
Sun, 24 Dec
Sun, 24 Dec 17:33 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km - [info] (156 km)Samoa Islands Region[Map]GFZ
Mon, 25 Dec
Mon, 25 Dec 17:23 UTCM 4.4 / 124.3 km - [info] (38 km)- 45km NW of Hihifo, Tonga[Map]USGS
Thu, 18 Jan
Thu, 18 Jan 04:18 UTCM 5.0 / 35 km - [info] (56 km)TONGA
[Map]
EMSC
Fri, 9 Feb
Fri, 9 Feb 22:53 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km - [info] (123 km)- 134km S of Gataivai, Samoa[Map]USGS
Sun, 25 Feb
Sun, 25 Feb 01:37 UTCM 4.6 / 254 km - [info] (60 km)- 145km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga[Map]USGS
Fri, 2 Mar
Fri, 2 Mar 16:11 UTCM 4.9 / 92 km - [info] (46 km)TONGA[Map]EMSC
Mon, 5 Mar
Mon, 5 Mar 11:22 UTCM 4.9 / 83.1 km - [info] (105 km)- 120km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga[Map]USGS
Sat, 31 Mar
Sat, 31 Mar 08:10 UTCM 4.8 / 10 km - [info]West Mata (24 km) - Tonga, Tonga IslandsTonga Islands[Map]GFZ
Sun, 22 Apr
Sun, 22 Apr 16:59 UTCM 5.2 / 10 km - [info]Tafu-Maka (23 km) - Tonga, Tonga IslandsTonga Islands[Map]GFZ
Fri, 18 May
Fri, 18 May 06:37 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km - [info] (105 km) SAMOA ISLANDS REGION[Map]EMSC
Sun, 20 May
Sun, 20 May 20:29 UTCM 4.5 / 31 km - [info] (31 km) TONGA
[Map]
EMSC
Fri, 1 Jun
Fri, 1 Jun 17:20 UTCM 4.6 / 14 km - [info] (36 km) TONGA
[Map]
EMSC
Sat, 2 Jun
Sat, 2 Jun 11:53 UTCM 5.8 / 10 km - [info] (48 km)Tonga Islands
[Map]
GFZ
Sat, 2 Jun 13:03 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km - [info] (58 km)Tonga Islands
[Map]
GFZ
Sun, 3 Jun
Sun, 3 Jun 09:21 UTCM 4.6 / 10 km - [info] (90 km)- 90km ESE of Hihifo, Tonga
[Map]
USGS
Sat, 9 Jun
Sat, 9 Jun 04:13 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km - [info]West Mata (15 km) - Tonga, Tonga Islands TONGA
[Map]
EMSC
Fri, 15 Jun
Fri, 15 Jun 13:18 UTCM 5.2 / 10 km - [info] (129 km)Samoa Islands Region
I FELT IT
[Map]
GFZ
(222.1 km NE from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Apia / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Samoa / MMI IV (Light shaking)
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