Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Tonga Islands Region on Friday, 11 October 2019 at 18:52 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Tonga Islands Region on Friday, 11 October 2019 at 18:52 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 60 km depth

11 Oct 19:11 UTC: First to report: GeoAu after 18 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 17.7 to 59.7 km.
Date & time: 11 Oct 2019 18:52:45 UTC -
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 59.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.668°S / 172.621°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 18.325°S/174.365°W (214 km / 133 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
385 km (239 mi) NE of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GeoAu (Geoscience Australia )
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 5.060 kmTonga Islands RegionGeoAu
M 5.210 km146km E of Neiafu, TongaUSGS
M 5.310 kmTonga RegionEMSC
M 5.110 kmTonga Islands RegionBMKG
M 4.910 kmTonga Islands RegionGFZ

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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Tonga Islands Region 11 October 2019 18:52 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 19 Oct 2019 11:53 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Oct 2019 07:45 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    69 km (42.9 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Tonga Islands Region on Friday, 11 October 2019 at 18:52 (GMT)
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