- Tonga on Saturday, 12 February 2000 at 18:51 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.391°S / 173.498°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Fonualei (112 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
149 km (93 mi) NNE of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) SSE of Hihifo (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
284 km (177 mi) NNE of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
421 km (262 mi) WNW of Alofi (Niue) (pop: 624) --> See nearby quakes!
426 km (265 mi) SSW of Mulifanua (Samoa) (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
432 km (268 mi) SSW of Fasito‘outa (Samoa) (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
437 km (272 mi) SSW of Apia (Samoa) (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
451 km (281 mi) SW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
454 km (282 mi) NNE of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
458 km (284 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: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.6||33 km||Tonga||USGS|
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