Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 166 km east of Neiafu, Vava‘u, Tonga, on Sunday, 20 October 2019 at 08:08 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - South Pacific Ocean, 166 km east of Neiafu, Vava‘u, Tonga, on Sunday, 20 October 2019 at 08:08 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

20 Oct 08:22 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 14 minutes.
Date & time: 20 Oct 2019 08:08:51 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.45°S / 172.42°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 18.325°S/174.365°W (206 km / 128 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
166 km (103 mi) E of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) NE of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) WNW of Alofi (Niue) (pop: 624) --> See nearby quakes!
279 km (173 mi) W of Mutalau (Niue) (pop: 133) --> See nearby quakes!
281 km (175 mi) WNW of Hakupu (Niue) (pop: 221) --> See nearby quakes!
314 km (195 mi) SSE of Hihifo (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
407 km (253 mi) NE of Kolonga (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
416 km (258 mi) NE of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
417 km (259 mi) NE of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
417 km (259 mi) NE of Nuku‘alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
466 km (290 mi) SE of Niuafo‘ou Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.110 kmTonga Islands RegionGFZ
M 5.12 kmTonga RegionEMSC
M 5.010 kmTonga Islands RegionGeoAu
M 5.310 km178km E of Neiafu, TongaUSGS
M 5.311 kmTonga Islands RegionBMKG

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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake South Pacific Ocean, 166 km east of Neiafu, Vava‘u, Tonga, 20 October 2019 08:08 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quakes):
So far, no aftershocks have been registered.

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 166 km east of Neiafu, Vava‘u, Tonga, on Sunday, 20 October 2019 at 08:08 (GMT)
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