Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 156 km northeast of Nuku\'alofa, Tongatapu, on Saturday, 3 December 1983 at 03:22 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 3 Dec 1983 03:22:05 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.439°S / 173.907°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Feinga Seamount (135 km / 84 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
84 km (52 mi) SE of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) ENE of Kolonga (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) NE of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) ENE of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) ENE of Nuku‘alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) S of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
445 km (277 mi) WSW of Alofi (Niue) (pop: 624) --> See nearby quakes!
449 km (279 mi) WSW of Hakupu (Niue) (pop: 221) --> See nearby quakes!
458 km (284 mi) WSW of Mutalau (Niue) (pop: 133) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.2||33 km||Tonga||USGS|
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