Mag. 4.7 earthquake - - 91km N of Hihifo, Tonga, on 2018-12-02 21:17:53 -12:00
Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 10 km depth
3 Dec 13:38 UTC: First to report: USGS after 4 hours.
Local time at epicenter: 2018-12-02 21:17:53 -12:00
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.1247°S / 173.8357°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: West Mata (10 km / 6 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
92 km (57 mi) N of Hihifo (pop: 815)
220 km (137 mi) SW of Asau (Samoa) (pop: 6,640)
241 km (150 mi) SW of Mulifanua (Samoa) (pop: 4,510)
260 km (161 mi) SW of Afega (Malie, Samoa) (pop: 1,900)
265 km (165 mi) SW of Apia (Samoa) (pop: 40,400)
392 km (244 mi) N of Neiafu (pop: 4,320)
684 km (425 mi) NNE of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400)
684 km (425 mi) NNE of Nuku‘alofa (pop: 22,400)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.7||10 km||- 91km N of Hihifo, Tonga||USGS|
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