Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Tonga on Friday, 9 July 2004 at 14:29 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 123 km depth
Depth: 123.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.291°S / 174.371°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Fonualei (81 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
157 km (97 mi) NNW of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) SSW of Hihifo (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
281 km (174 mi) N of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
437 km (271 mi) N of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
459 km (285 mi) SSW of Mulifanua (Samoa) (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
466 km (290 mi) SSW of Fasito‘outa (Samoa) (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
475 km (295 mi) SW of Apia (Samoa) (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
482 km (300 mi) SW of Lufilufi (Samoa) (pop: 1,070) --> See nearby quakes!
511 km (317 mi) SW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
516 km (321 mi) SW of Pago Pago (Ma'Oputasi, American Samoa) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
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||123 km||Tonga||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Tonga 9 July 2004 14:29 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 26 Jul 2004 13:33 UTC| M 4.1 |150 km (93.2 mi) depth|7 km (5 mi) distance| USGS | Details