Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 187 km east of Neiafu, Vava‘u, Tonga, on 2020-01-01 12:12:53 -11:00 -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - South Pacific Ocean, 187 km east of Neiafu, Vava‘u, Tonga, on 2020-01-01 12:12:53 -11:00

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

2 Jan 00:10 UTC: First to report: USGS after 57 minutes.
Date & time: 1 Jan 2020 23:12:53 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-01-01 12:12:53 -11:00
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.7816°S / 172.2119°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 18.325°S/174.365°W (233 km / 145 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
408 km (254 mi) NE of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.010 km187km E of Neiafu, TongaUSGS
M 5.010 kmTonga RegionEMSC

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 187 km east of Neiafu, Vava‘u, Tonga, on 2020-01-01 12:12:53 -11:00
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Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 187 km east of Neiafu, Vava‘u, Tonga, on 2020-01-01 12:12:53 -11:00
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  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 30 Apr 1919 07:17
    | 8.1 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    102 years ago
    |
    57km / 36mi
    | Tonga Region
  • 02 Apr 1977 07:15
    | 7.6 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    44 years ago
    |
    232km / 144mi
    | Samoa Islands Region (Tonga)
  • 27 Feb 1921 18:23
    | 7.4 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    100 years ago
    |
    88km / 55mi
    | Tonga
  • 06 Oct 1987 04:19
    | 7.3 |
    16km / 9.9mi
    |
    33 years ago
    |
    94km / 58mi
    | Tonga Region
  • 08 Oct 1988 04:46
    | 7.1 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    32 years ago
    |
    21km / 13mi
    | Tonga Region
  • 17 Jun 1978 15:11
    | 7.0 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    43 years ago
    |
    187km / 116mi
    | Tonga Region
  • 02 Jun 1982 12:37
    | 6.4 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    39 years ago
    |
    83km / 52mi
    | Tonga Region
  • 07 Feb 1936 00:48
    | 6.4 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    85 years ago
    |
    125km / 78mi
    | Tonga
  • 08 Oct 1987 03:20
    | 6.3 |
    40km / 25mi
    |
    33 years ago
    |
    131km / 81mi
    | Tonga
  • 15 Dec 1980 08:12
    | 6.3 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    40 years ago
    |
    133km / 82mi
    | Tonga Region
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