Mag. 4.9 earthquake - Tonga on Monday, 2 July 1990 at 00:14 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.125°S / 173.805°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: West Mata (7 km / 4 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
92 km (57 mi) N of Hihifo (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (136 mi) SW of Asau (Samoa) (pop: 6,640) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (148 mi) SW of Mulifanua (Samoa) (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
240 km (149 mi) SW of Safotu (Samoa) (pop: 1,210) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) SW of Fasito‘outa (Samoa) (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
262 km (163 mi) SW of Apia (Samoa) (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
343 km (213 mi) WSW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
347 km (216 mi) WSW of Pago Pago (Ma'Oputasi, American Samoa) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
393 km (244 mi) N of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
685 km (426 mi) NNE of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> 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||33 km||Tonga||USGS|
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