Mag. 4.7 earthquake - 160 km east of Neiafu, Vava‘u, Tonga, on 2020-04-12 01:28:30 -12:00 -

Mag. 4.7 earthquake  - 160 km east of Neiafu, Vava‘u, Tonga, on 2020-04-12 01:28:30 -12:00

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 10 km depth

12 Apr 14:07 UTC: First to report: USGS after 39 minutes.
Date & time: 12 Apr 2020 13:28:30 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-04-12 01:28:30 -12:00
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.1938°S / 172.5736°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Toku (204 km / 127 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
160 km (100 mi) ESE of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) ENE of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) W of Alofi (Niue) (pop: 624) --> See nearby quakes!
287 km (178 mi) W of Hakupu (Niue) (pop: 221) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) W of Mutalau (Niue) (pop: 133) --> See nearby quakes!
338 km (210 mi) NE of Kolonga (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
344 km (214 mi) NE of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
349 km (217 mi) NE of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
349 km (217 mi) NE of Nuku‘alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
383 km (238 mi) SSE of Hihifo (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 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 4.710 km160km ESE of Neiafu, TongaUSGS
M 4.710 kmTonga RegionEMSC
M 4.963 kmTonga Islands RegionGFZ

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Mag. 4.7 earthquake - 160 km east of Neiafu, Vava‘u, Tonga, on 2020-04-12 01:28:30 -12:00
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