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) -

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)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

20 Sep 09:33 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 15 minutes.
Date & time: 20 Sep 2019 09:19:12 UTC -
Magnitude: 5
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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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.010 kmTonga Islands RegionGFZ
M 5.110 kmTonga RegionEMSC
M 5.010 kmTonga Islands RegionBMKG
M 5.110 km167km E of Neiafu, TongaUSGS

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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

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Recorded 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

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

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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