Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Tonga on Saturday, 3 April 2004 at 09:00 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 288 km depth
Depth: 288.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.156°S / 174.847°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Niuafo'ou (104 km / 65 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
115 km (71 mi) WSW of Hihifo (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
292 km (182 mi) NNW of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
350 km (218 mi) SSE of Mata-Utu (Hahake, Wallis & Futuna) (pop: 1,200) --> See nearby quakes!
377 km (234 mi) SW of Asau (Samoa) (pop: 6,640) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (247 mi) SW of Mulifanua (Samoa) (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
410 km (255 mi) N of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
420 km (261 mi) SW of Apia (Samoa) (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
487 km (303 mi) WSW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
491 km (305 mi) WSW of Pago Pago (Ma'Oputasi, American Samoa) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
556 km (345 mi) N of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.3||288 km||Tonga||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake Tonga 3 April 2004 09:00 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 18 Apr 2004 20:25 UTC| M 4.5 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|25 km (16 mi) distance| USGS | Details