Mag. 4.6 earthquake - Tonga on Sunday, 24 July 1988 at 16:16 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 248 km depth
Depth: 247.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.295°S / 174.537°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Tafu-Maka (34 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
108 km (67 mi) NW of Hihifo (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
284 km (177 mi) SW of Asau (Samoa) (pop: 6,640) --> See nearby quakes!
285 km (177 mi) SE of Mata-Utu (Hahake, Wallis & Futuna) (pop: 1,200) --> See nearby quakes!
308 km (191 mi) SW of Safotu (Samoa) (pop: 1,210) --> See nearby quakes!
315 km (195 mi) WSW of Mulifanua (Samoa) (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
325 km (202 mi) WSW of Fasito‘outa (Samoa) (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (211 mi) WSW of Apia (Samoa) (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
354 km (220 mi) WSW of Lufilufi (Samoa) (pop: 1,070) --> See nearby quakes!
378 km (235 mi) N of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
654 km (406 mi) N of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.6||248 km||Tonga||USGS|
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