Mag. 4.5 earthquake - Tonga on Wednesday, 12 April 2000 at 02:20 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.219°S / 173.848°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Fonualei (102 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
141 km (87 mi) S of Hihifo (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (99 mi) N of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (182 mi) N of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
438 km (272 mi) SSW of Apia (Samoa) (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
454 km (282 mi) NNE of Kolonga (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
459 km (285 mi) NNE of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
459 km (285 mi) NNE of Nuku‘alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
463 km (288 mi) WNW of Alofi (Niue) (pop: 624) --> See nearby quakes!
469 km (292 mi) SW of Pago Pago (Ma'Oputasi, American Samoa) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
504 km (313 mi) SSE of Mata-Utu (Hahake, Wallis & Futuna) (pop: 1,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.5||33 km||Tonga||USGS|
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