Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 85 km northwest of Nuku\'alofa, Tongatapu, on Fri, 24 May 2013 10:15
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 118 km depth
23 May 21:30 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 14 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: Fri, 24 May 2013 10:15
Depth: 118.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.6°S / 175.78°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 20.85°S/175.53°W (37 km / 23 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
85 km (53 mi) NW of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) NW of Kolonga (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) NW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (107 mi) WSW of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
287 km (178 mi) SW of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.0||118 km||TONGA||EMSC|
|M 5.4||151 km||Tonga Islands||GFZ|
|M 5.0||154 km||80km NW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga||USGS|
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