Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Tonga, 433 km southwest of Apia (Tuamasaga, Samoa), on Wednesday, 17 June 2020 at 06:24 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake  - Tonga, 433 km southwest of Apia (Tuamasaga, Samoa), on Wednesday, 17 June 2020 at 06:24 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 296 km depth

17 Jun 06:36 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 12 minutes.
Jun 17 17:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.6.
Jun 17 17:16: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.7.
Date & time: 17 Jun 2020 06:24:19 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 296.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.06°S / 175.07°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Niuafo'ou (80 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
137 km (85 mi) W of Hihifo (pop: 815)
310 km (193 mi) NNW of Neiafu (pop: 4,320)
385 km (239 mi) SW of Asau (Samoa) (pop: 6,640)
424 km (264 mi) N of Pangai (pop: 1,740)
433 km (269 mi) SW of Apia (Samoa) (pop: 40,400)
565 km (351 mi) N of Nuku‘alofa (Nuku'alofa) (pop: 22,400)
596 km (370 mi) E of Labasa (Fiji) (pop: 27,900)
728 km (452 mi) ENE of Suva (Rewa, Fiji) (pop: 77,400)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.7296 kmTonga IslandsGFZ
M 5.6292 kmTongaEMSC
M 5.6293 kmTonga IslandsGeoAu
M 5.1293 kmTonga IslandsBMKG
M 5.6280 km128 km W of Hihifo, TongaUSGS

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Aftershocks of the 5.7 quake Tonga, 433 km southwest of Apia (Tuamasaga, Samoa), 17 June 06:24 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 25 Jun 2020 20:32 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    305.1 km (189.6 mi) depth
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Tonga, 433 km southwest of Apia (Tuamasaga, Samoa), on Wednesday, 17 June 2020 at 06:24 (GMT)
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