Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 230 km south of Nuku\'alofa, Tongatapu, on Wednesday, 10 January 1951 at 08:26 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 45 km depth
Date & time: 10 Jan 1951 08:26:55 UTC
Depth: 45.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.115°S / 175.864°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Ata Volcanic Complex (94 km / 58 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
219 km (136 mi) SSW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) SSW of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) SSW of Nuku‘alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) SSW of Kolonga (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
399 km (248 mi) SSW of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.0||45 km||Tonga region||USGS|
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