Mag. 4.7 earthquake - 189 km southeast of Neiafu, Vava‘u, Tonga, on 2020-04-17 16:31:55 -11:00 -

Mag. 4.7 earthquake  - 189 km southeast of Neiafu, Vava‘u, Tonga, on 2020-04-17 16:31:55 -11:00

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 10 km depth

18 Apr 04:05 UTC: First to report: USGS after 34 minutes.
Date & time: 18 Apr 2020 03:31:55 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-04-17 16:31:55 -11:00
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.4561°S / 172.4016°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Toku (236 km / 147 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
189 km (117 mi) ESE of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) E of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
265 km (164 mi) W of Alofi (Niue) (pop: 624) --> See nearby quakes!
271 km (168 mi) W of Hakupu (Niue) (pop: 221) --> See nearby quakes!
276 km (171 mi) WSW of Mutalau (Niue) (pop: 133) --> See nearby quakes!
335 km (208 mi) NE of Kolonga (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
338 km (210 mi) NE of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
347 km (216 mi) ENE of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
347 km (216 mi) ENE of Nuku‘alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
417 km (259 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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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.710 km188km ESE of Neiafu, TongaUSGS
M 4.710 kmTonga RegionEMSC

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Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Mag. 4.7 earthquake - 189 km southeast of Neiafu, Vava‘u, Tonga, on 2020-04-17 16:31:55 -11:00
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  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 30 Apr 1919 07:17
    | 8.1 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    102 years ago
    |
    123km / 77mi
    | Tonga Region
  • 03 May 2006 15:26
    | 8.0 |
    55km / 34mi
    |
    15 years ago
    |
    198km / 123mi
    | Tonga
  • 26 Jun 1913 04:57
    | 7.7 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    108 years ago
    |
    193km / 120mi
    | Tonga
  • 27 Feb 1921 18:23
    | 7.4 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    100 years ago
    |
    92km / 57mi
    | Tonga
  • 06 Oct 1987 04:19
    | 7.3 |
    16km / 9.9mi
    |
    33 years ago
    |
    170km / 105mi
    | Tonga Region
  • 08 Oct 1988 04:46
    | 7.1 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    32 years ago
    |
    76km / 47mi
    | Tonga Region
  • 12 Nov 1946 17:28
    | 6.9 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    74 years ago
    |
    116km / 72mi
    | Tonga
  • 07 Feb 1997 08:41
    | 6.4 |
    28km / 17mi
    |
    24 years ago
    |
    103km / 64mi
    | Tonga
  • 08 Oct 1987 03:20
    | 6.3 |
    40km / 25mi
    |
    33 years ago
    |
    76km / 47mi
    | Tonga
  • 02 Nov 2013 18:53
    | 6.2 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    7 years ago
    |
    44km / 27mi
    | 151km ESE of Neiafu, Tonga
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