Mag. 4.7 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 444 km north of Nuku\'alofa, Tongatapu, on Sunday, 5 September 2010 at 18:17 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 10 km depth
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.276°S / 174.123°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Fonualei (85 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
151 km (94 mi) SSW of Hihifo (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (95 mi) N of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) N of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
444 km (276 mi) SSW of Mulifanua (Samoa) (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
444 km (276 mi) NNE of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
451 km (280 mi) SSW of Fasito‘outa (Samoa) (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
459 km (285 mi) SSW of Apia (Samoa) (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
465 km (289 mi) SW of Lufilufi (Samoa) (pop: 1,070) --> See nearby quakes!
489 km (304 mi) SW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
495 km (308 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: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.7||10 km||Tonga||USGS|
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