Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 321 km south of Nuku‘alofa, Nuku\'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga, on Thursday, 13 August 2020 at 23:34 (GMT) -
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Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 10 km depth
14 Aug 00:06 UTC: First to report: USGS after 32 minutes.
Date & time: 13 Aug 2020 23:34:30 UTC -
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24.0239°S / 175.327°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 24.8°S/177.02°W (190 km / 118 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
302 km (188 mi) S of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
321 km (200 mi) S of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
321 km (200 mi) S of Nuku‘alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
323 km (200 mi) S of Kolonga (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.8||10 km||south of Tonga||USGS|
|M 4.8||10 km||Tonga Region||EMSC|
|M 5.0||10 km||South of Tonga Islands||GFZ|
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