- Tonga on Thursday, 8 June 2000 at 12:58 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.315°S / 174.377°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Fonualei (79 km / 49 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
154 km (96 mi) NNW of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) SSW of Hihifo (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
278 km (173 mi) N of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
434 km (270 mi) N of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
461 km (287 mi) SSW of Mulifanua (Samoa) (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
469 km (291 mi) SSW of Fasito‘outa (Samoa) (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
478 km (297 mi) SW of Apia (Samoa) (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
485 km (301 mi) SW of Lufilufi (Samoa) (pop: 1,070) --> See nearby quakes!
513 km (319 mi) SW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
518 km (322 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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