Mag. 4.8 earthquake - Tonga on Sunday, 15 May 1983 at 02:59 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.627°S / 175.708°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Metis Shoal (108 km / 67 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
182 km (113 mi) W of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (121 mi) NW of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
284 km (177 mi) N of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
284 km (177 mi) N of Nuku‘alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
287 km (178 mi) NNW of Kolonga (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
311 km (193 mi) NNW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
360 km (224 mi) SW of Hihifo (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.8||33 km||Tonga||USGS|
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