Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 210 km south of Nuku\'alofa, Tongatapu, on Thursday, 16 April 2020 at 23:21 (GMT) -
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 30 km depth
16 Apr 23:38 UTC: First to report: GeoAu after 17 minutes.
Date & time: 16 Apr 2020 23:21:32 UTC -
Depth: 29.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.985°S / 175.616°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Ata Volcanic Complex (94 km / 58 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
196 km (122 mi) SSW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (130 mi) S of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (130 mi) S of Nuku‘alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 mi) SSW of Kolonga (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
376 km (234 mi) SSW of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> 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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|M 5.1||30 km||Tonga Islands Region||GeoAu|
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