Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 142 km northeast of Nuku\'alofa, Tongatapu, on Tuesday, 5 January 1965 at 18:05 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 20 km depth
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.579°S / 173.972°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Feinga Seamount (133 km / 83 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
94 km (58 mi) SSE of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) ENE of Kolonga (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) NE of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) ENE of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) ENE of Nuku‘alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 mi) S of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
457 km (284 mi) WSW of Alofi (Niue) (pop: 624) --> See nearby quakes!
461 km (286 mi) WSW of Hakupu (Niue) (pop: 221) --> See nearby quakes!
469 km (292 mi) WSW of Mutalau (Niue) (pop: 133) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.2||20 km||Tonga||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake South Pacific Ocean, 142 km northeast of Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, 5 January 1965 18:05 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 10 Apr 1965 14:46 UTC| M 5.7 |17.5 km (10.9 mi) depth|39 km (24 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 30 Mar 1965 00:21 UTC| M 5.9 |20 km (12.4 mi) depth|29 km (18 mi) distance| USGS | Details