Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 128 km southeast of Neiafu, Vava‘u, Tonga, on Saturday, 4 April 2020 at 09:24 (GMT) -
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 10 km depth
4 Apr 09:37 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 13 minutes.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.26°S / 172.95°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Toku (178 km / 111 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
315 km (195 mi) NE of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 5.3||10 km||Tonga Islands Region||GFZ|
|M 5.3||60 km||Tonga||EMSC|
|M 5.5||10 km||Tonga Islands||BMKG|
|M 5.2||49 km||Tonga Islands Region||GeoAu|
|M 5.3||10 km||121km ENE of Pangai, Tonga||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake South Pacific Ocean, 128 km southeast of Neiafu, Vava‘u, Tonga, 4 April 2020 09:24 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 18 May 2020 15:56 UTC| M 4.9 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|19 km (12 mi) distance| USGS | Details