Mag. 4.9 earthquake - Fiji Region (Tonga) on Tuesday, 14 August 2001 at 01:24 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.058°S / 176.372°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed (155 km / 96 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
228 km (142 mi) WNW of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
255 km (159 mi) W of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
262 km (163 mi) NNW of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
262 km (163 mi) NNW of Nuku‘alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
268 km (167 mi) NNW of Kolonga (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) NNW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
440 km (274 mi) SW of Hihifo (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.9||33 km||Fiji region (Tonga)||USGS|
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