Mag. 4.7 earthquake - Tonga on Sunday, 16 April 2000 at 16:10 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.524°S / 173.834°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Tafahi (76 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
63 km (39 mi) S of Hihifo (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
237 km (147 mi) N of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
356 km (221 mi) SSW of Mulifanua (Samoa) (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
358 km (222 mi) SSW of Asau (Samoa) (pop: 6,640) --> See nearby quakes!
364 km (226 mi) SSW of Fasito‘outa (Samoa) (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
370 km (230 mi) N of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (231 mi) SW of Apia (Samoa) (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
413 km (257 mi) SW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
419 km (260 mi) SW of Pago Pago (Ma'Oputasi, American Samoa) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
533 km (331 mi) NNE of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.7||33 km||Tonga||USGS|
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