Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 141 km east of Neiafu, Vava‘u, Tonga, on Saturday, 11 April 2020 at 18:22 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - South Pacific Ocean, 141 km east of Neiafu, Vava‘u, Tonga, on Saturday, 11 April 2020 at 18:22 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 24 km depth

11 Apr 18:41 UTC: First to report: GeoAu after 19 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 33.0 to 23.7 km.
Date & time: 11 Apr 2020 18:22:37 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 23.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.053°S / 172.712°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Toku (225 km / 140 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
349 km (217 mi) NE of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GeoAu (Geoscience Australia )
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 5.124 kmTonga Islands RegionGeoAu
M 5.231 km118km SE of Neiafu, TongaUSGS
M 5.160 kmTongaEMSC
M 5.010 kmTonga IslandsGFZ

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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake South Pacific Ocean, 141 km east of Neiafu, Vava‘u, Tonga, 11 April 2020 18:22 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 18 May 2020 15:56 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Apr 2020 13:28 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 141 km east of Neiafu, Vava‘u, Tonga, on Saturday, 11 April 2020 at 18:22 (GMT)
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 30 Apr 1919 07:17
    | 8.1 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    102 years ago
    |
    81km / 50mi
    | Tonga Region
  • 03 May 2006 15:26
    | 8.0 |
    55km / 34mi
    |
    15 years ago
    |
    194km / 121mi
    | Tonga
  • 26 Jun 1913 04:57
    | 7.7 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    108 years ago
    |
    203km / 126mi
    | Tonga
  • 27 Feb 1921 18:23
    | 7.4 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    100 years ago
    |
    39km / 24mi
    | Tonga
  • 06 Oct 1987 04:19
    | 7.3 |
    16km / 9.9mi
    |
    33 years ago
    |
    134km / 83mi
    | Tonga Region
  • 08 Oct 1988 04:46
    | 7.1 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    32 years ago
    |
    44km / 28mi
    | Tonga Region
  • 17 Jun 1978 15:11
    | 7.0 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    43 years ago
    |
    223km / 138mi
    | Tonga Region
  • 12 Nov 1946 17:28
    | 6.9 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    74 years ago
    |
    131km / 82mi
    | Tonga
  • 07 Feb 1997 08:41
    | 6.4 |
    28km / 17mi
    |
    24 years ago
    |
    108km / 67mi
    | Tonga
  • 02 Jun 1982 12:37
    | 6.4 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    39 years ago
    |
    110km / 69mi
    | Tonga Region
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