Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - - 141km ESE of Neiafu, Tonga, on 2018-12-01 06:24:06 -12:00

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - - 141km ESE of Neiafu, Tonga, on 2018-12-01 06:24:06 -12:00

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Dec 18:48 UTC: First to report: USGS after 25 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 32.8 to 10.0 km.
Date & time: 1 Dec 2018 06:24:06 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Local time at epicenter: 2018-12-01 06:24:06 -12:00
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.2025°S / 172.7755°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 18.325°S/174.365°W (193 km / 120 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
141 km (88 mi) ESE of Neiafu (pop: 4,320)
179 km (111 mi) ENE of Pangai (pop: 1,740)
321 km (200 mi) NE of Kolonga (pop: 1,100)
328 km (204 mi) NE of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua) (pop: 1,240)
333 km (207 mi) NE of Nuku‘alofa (Nuku'alofa) (pop: 22,400)
377 km (234 mi) SSE of Hihifo (pop: 815)
591 km (367 mi) SSW of Pago Pago (Ma'Oputasi, American Samoa) (pop: 11,500)
607 km (377 mi) S of Apia (Samoa) (pop: 40,400)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.010 km- 141km ESE of Neiafu, TongaUSGS
M 5.010 km TONGA REGIONEMSC

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
2181 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake - 141km ESE of Neiafu, Tonga, 2018-12-01 06:24:06 -12:00

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - - 141km ESE of Neiafu, Tonga, on 2018-12-01 06:24:06 -12:00
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