Mag. 4.5 earthquake - 302 km northeast of Nuku‘alofa, Nuku\'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga, on 2020-04-11 18:50:10 -12:00 -

Mag. 4.5 earthquake  - 302 km northeast of Nuku‘alofa, Nuku\'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga, on 2020-04-11 18:50:10 -12:00

Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

12 Apr 07:54 UTC: First to report: USGS after 1 hour and 4 minutes.
Date & time: 12 Apr 2020 06:50:10 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-04-11 18:50:10 -12:00
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.7498°S / 172.7118°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Late (229 km / 142 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
172 km (107 mi) E of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (113 mi) SE of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) ENE of Kolonga (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
292 km (182 mi) NE of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
302 km (188 mi) ENE of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
302 km (188 mi) ENE of Nuku‘alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 mi) WSW of Alofi (Niue) (pop: 624) --> See nearby quakes!
308 km (192 mi) WSW of Hakupu (Niue) (pop: 221) --> See nearby quakes!
315 km (196 mi) WSW of Mutalau (Niue) (pop: 133) --> See nearby quakes!
437 km (272 mi) SSE of Hihifo (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.510 km171km E of Pangai, TongaUSGS
M 4.510 kmTonga RegionEMSC

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Swami dayanand colony / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
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Mag. 4.5 earthquake - 302 km northeast of Nuku‘alofa, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga, on 2020-04-11 18:50:10 -12:00
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