Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 182 km east of Neiafu, Vava‘u, Tonga, on Friday, 20 September 2019 at 09:19 (GMT) -
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
20 Sep 09:33 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 15 minutes.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.45°S / 172.27°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 18.325°S/174.365°W (222 km / 138 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
182 km (113 mi) E of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
257 km (160 mi) WNW of Alofi (Niue) (pop: 624) --> See nearby quakes!
263 km (164 mi) WNW of Mutalau (Niue) (pop: 133) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (165 mi) WNW of Hakupu (Niue) (pop: 221) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (166 mi) NE of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
321 km (200 mi) SSE of Hihifo (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
418 km (260 mi) NE of Kolonga (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
426 km (265 mi) NE of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
428 km (266 mi) NE of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
428 km (266 mi) NE of Nuku‘alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.0||10 km||Tonga Islands Region||GFZ|
|M 5.1||10 km||Tonga Region||EMSC|
|M 5.0||10 km||Tonga Islands Region||BMKG|
|M 5.1||10 km||167km E of Neiafu, Tonga||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake South Pacific Ocean, 182 km east of Neiafu, Vava‘u, Tonga, 20 September 2019 09:19 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 20 Oct 2019 08:08 UTC| M 5.1 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|16 km (10 mi) distance| GFZ | Details