Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 220 km southwest of Nuku\'alofa, Tongatapu, on Sunday, 24 June 2018 at 15:09 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 10 km depth
24 Jun 15:20 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 11 minutes.
Date & time: 24 Jun 2018 15:09:25 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.91°S / 176.15°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 21.38°S/175.65°W (178 km / 111 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
215 km (133 mi) SW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (137 mi) SSW of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (137 mi) SSW of Nuku‘alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) SSW of Kolonga (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
391 km (243 mi) SSW of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.6||10 km||South of Fiji Islands||GFZ|
|M 5.5||1 km||SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS||EMSC|
|M 5.2||64 km||- 195km SW of Vaini, Tonga||USGS|
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