Get our newsletter!
Check out our volcano tours on VolcanoAdventures.com!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - app for iPhone & iPad

Guaranteed tours:
2-18 Nov 2019: Volcanoes and Spices - N-Sulawesi + Halmahera (Indonesia)
17-21 Nov 2019: Krakatau Volcano Special - Krakatau volcano (Indonesia)
17-30 Nov 2019: Desert, salt and volcanoes - Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
9-17 May 2020: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
11-29 Aug 2020: Kamchatka - Land of Colors - Kamchatka (Russia)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Interactive map of latest earthquakes and active volcanoes in the world

Support us?


Maintaining the volcano and earthquake news sections on this website, the free Volcano Webcams tool and interactive map widget is a free-time, both time- and server cost intensive effort.
If you find the information useful and would like to support us, and help keep it alive and improve it, please consider making a small donation (PayPal).

Online cc payment
Thank you!
Random pictures

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - South of Fiji Islands (Tonga) on Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - South of Fiji Islands (Tonga) on Tuesday, 28 May 2019
May 28 13:20: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.5.
Date & time: Tuesday, 28 May 2019 12:59 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.05°S / 176.23°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 21.38°S/175.65°W (195 km)
Primary data source: BMKG
Estimated released energy: 1.1*10^13 J (3.12 GWh / 2682 tons of TNT / 0.2 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience with us and submit a short "I felt it" report.
You can use your GPS or device location as well to show where you were during the earthquake.
- thank you.

Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 28 May 2019
Tue, 28 May 13:00 UTCM 4.5 / 565 kmSouth of the Fiji IslandsUSGS
Tue, 28 May 13:00 UTCM 4.5 / 568 kmSouth Of Fiji IslandsEMSC
Tue, 28 May 13:00 UTCM 5.0 / 550 kmSouth of Fiji IslandsBMKG

"I felt it" reports:

 

More on VolcanoDiscovery:

Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.