Mag. 4.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 449 km north of Nuku\'alofa, Tongatapu, on Saturday, 15 January 2011 at 18:53 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 119 km depth
Depth: 118.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.175°S / 174.401°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Fonualei (94 km / 58 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
150 km (93 mi) SSW of Hihifo (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (106 mi) NNW of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (182 mi) N of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
449 km (279 mi) N of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
450 km (280 mi) SSW of Mulifanua (Samoa) (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
458 km (284 mi) SW of Fasito‘outa (Samoa) (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
467 km (290 mi) SW of Apia (Samoa) (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
474 km (295 mi) SW of Lufilufi (Samoa) (pop: 1,070) --> See nearby quakes!
505 km (314 mi) SW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
510 km (317 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: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.9||119 km||Tonga||USGS|
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