Mag. 4.4 earthquake - Tonga on Thursday, 6 December 2001 at 15:47 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.409°S / 174.177°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Tafahi (79 km / 49 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
65 km (40 mi) SW of Hihifo (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (155 mi) N of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
361 km (225 mi) SSW of Asau (Samoa) (pop: 6,640) --> See nearby quakes!
367 km (228 mi) SW of Mulifanua (Samoa) (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
376 km (233 mi) SW of Fasito‘outa (Samoa) (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
379 km (236 mi) N of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
386 km (240 mi) SW of Apia (Samoa) (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
437 km (271 mi) WSW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
442 km (274 mi) WSW of Pago Pago (Ma'Oputasi, American Samoa) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
537 km (334 mi) N of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.4||33 km||Tonga||USGS|
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