Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 682 km southwest of Nuku\'alofa, Tongatapu, on Thursday, 27 February 2020 at 12:43 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - South Pacific Ocean, 682 km southwest of Nuku\'alofa, Tongatapu, on Thursday, 27 February 2020 at 12:43 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 493 km depth

27 Feb 12:58 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 15 minutes.
Feb 27 13:32: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 5.1.
Date & time: 27 Feb 2020 12:43:59 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 493.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 25.23°S / 179.83°E (international territory)
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

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.1493 kmSouth of Fiji IslandsGFZ
M 4.9482 kmSouth of Fiji IslandsBMKG

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Java / not felt : hmm..m.
670.3 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake South Pacific Ocean, 682 km southwest of Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, 27 February 2020 12:43 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 23 Mar 2020 20:33 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    498 km (309.4 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 682 km southwest of Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, on Thursday, 27 February 2020 at 12:43 (GMT)
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