Mag. 4.8 earthquake - Fiji Region (Tonga) on Friday, 9 January 1987 at 08:15 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.56°S / 176.559°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Falcon Island (146 km / 91 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
226 km (140 mi) NW of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
226 km (140 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (145 mi) W of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (146 mi) NW of Kolonga (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
259 km (161 mi) NW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
289 km (180 mi) WSW of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> 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||Fiji region (Tonga)||USGS|
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