Mag. 4.7 earthquake - Tonga on Saturday, 26 May 2001 at 02:34 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 244 km depth
Depth: 243.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.759°S / 175.604°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Metis Shoal (90 km / 56 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
171 km (106 mi) W of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) NW of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
268 km (167 mi) N of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
268 km (167 mi) N of Nuku‘alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
270 km (168 mi) NNW of Kolonga (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (183 mi) NNW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
366 km (228 mi) SSW of Hihifo (pop: 815) --> 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||244 km||Tonga||USGS|
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