Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - 210 km southwest of Nuku‘alofa, Nuku\'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga, on 2020-03-07 21:46:04 -12:00 -
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Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 126 km depth
8 Mar 10:23 UTC: First to report: USGS after 37 minutes.
Date & time: 8 Mar 2020 09:46:04 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-03-07 21:46:04 -12:00
Depth: 126.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.7256°S / 176.3069°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Ata Volcanic Complex (44 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
208 km (129 mi) SSW of Haveluloto (pop: 3,420) --> See nearby quakes!
209 km (130 mi) SW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (131 mi) SSW of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (131 mi) SSW of Nuku‘alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (136 mi) SW of Kolonga (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
382 km (237 mi) SSW of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.8||126 km||203km SSW of Vaini, Tonga||USGS|
|M 4.8||119 km||South Of Fiji Islands (Tonga)||EMSC|
|M 4.7||149 km||South of Fiji Islands (Tonga)||GFZ|
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