Mag. 4.7 earthquake - 156 km southeast of Neiafu, Vava‘u, Tonga, on 2020-04-27 01:39:19 -12:00 -

Mag. 4.7 earthquake  - 156 km southeast of Neiafu, Vava‘u, Tonga, on 2020-04-27 01:39:19 -12:00

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 10 km depth

Date & time: 27 Apr 2020 13:39:19 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-04-27 01:39:19 -12:00
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.3984°S / 172.7278°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Toku (206 km / 128 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
156 km (97 mi) ESE of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) ENE of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
298 km (185 mi) W of Alofi (Niue) (pop: 624) --> See nearby quakes!
304 km (189 mi) W of Hakupu (Niue) (pop: 221) --> See nearby quakes!
308 km (192 mi) W of Mutalau (Niue) (pop: 133) --> See nearby quakes!
311 km (193 mi) NE of Kolonga (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
316 km (196 mi) NE of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
323 km (201 mi) NE of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
323 km (201 mi) NE of Nuku‘alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
399 km (248 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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M 4.710 km155km ESE of Neiafu, TongaUSGS

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Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Mag. 4.7 earthquake - 156 km southeast of Neiafu, Vava‘u, Tonga, on 2020-04-27 01:39:19 -12:00
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  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 30 Apr 1919 07:17
    | 8.1 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    102 years ago
    |
    119km / 74mi
    | Tonga Region
  • 03 May 2006 15:26
    | 8.0 |
    55km / 34mi
    |
    15 years ago
    |
    170km / 106mi
    | Tonga
  • 26 Jun 1913 04:57
    | 7.7 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    108 years ago
    |
    172km / 107mi
    | Tonga
  • 08 Sep 1948 15:09
    | 7.5 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    72 years ago
    |
    238km / 148mi
    | Tonga
  • 27 Feb 1921 18:23
    | 7.4 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    100 years ago
    |
    66km / 41mi
    | Tonga
  • 06 Oct 1987 04:19
    | 7.3 |
    16km / 9.9mi
    |
    33 years ago
    |
    171km / 106mi
    | Tonga Region
  • 08 Oct 1988 04:46
    | 7.1 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    32 years ago
    |
    77km / 48mi
    | Tonga Region
  • 12 Nov 1946 17:28
    | 6.9 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    74 years ago
    |
    97km / 60mi
    | Tonga
  • 07 Feb 1997 08:41
    | 6.4 |
    28km / 17mi
    |
    24 years ago
    |
    78km / 48mi
    | Tonga
  • 02 Jun 1982 12:37
    | 6.4 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    39 years ago
    |
    148km / 92mi
    | Tonga Region
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