Mag. 4.9 earthquake - 189 km east of Neiafu, Vava‘u, Tonga, on 2020-01-01 09:32:14 -11:00 -
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Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 10 km depth
1 Jan 21:14 UTC: First to report: USGS after 42 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: 2020-01-01 09:32:14 -11:00
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.6764°S / 172.1927°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 18.325°S/174.365°W (232 km / 144 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
417 km (259 mi) NE of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.9||10 km||188km E of Neiafu, Tonga||USGS|
|M 4.9||10 km||Tonga Region||EMSC|
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Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900Mag. 4.9 earthquake - 189 km east of Neiafu, Vava‘u, Tonga, on 2020-01-01 09:32:14 -11:00
- 30 Apr 1919 07:17| 8.1 |25km / 16mi|102 years ago|50km / 31mi| Tonga Region
- 02 Apr 1977 07:15| 7.6 |33km / 21mi|44 years ago|221km / 137mi| Samoa Islands Region (Tonga)
- 27 Feb 1921 18:23| 7.4 |15km / 9.3mi|100 years ago|92km / 57mi| Tonga
- 06 Oct 1987 04:19| 7.3 |16km / 9.9mi|33 years ago|82km / 51mi| Tonga Region
- 08 Oct 1988 04:46| 7.1 |35km / 22mi|32 years ago|26km / 16mi| Tonga Region
- 17 Jun 1978 15:11| 7.0 |33km / 21mi|43 years ago|176km / 109mi| Tonga Region
- 02 Jun 1982 12:37| 6.4 |33km / 21mi|39 years ago|73km / 45mi| Tonga Region
- 07 Feb 1936 00:48| 6.4 |25km / 16mi|85 years ago|123km / 76mi| Tonga
- 08 Oct 1987 03:20| 6.3 |40km / 25mi|33 years ago|141km / 88mi| Tonga
- 15 Dec 1980 08:12| 6.3 |33km / 21mi|40 years ago|121km / 75mi| Tonga Region
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