Mag. 4.2 earthquake - Tonga on Wednesday, 19 December 2001 at 02:47 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.205°S / 173.538°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Tafahi (44 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
39 km (24 mi) SE of Hihifo (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
276 km (172 mi) N of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
309 km (192 mi) SSW of Mulifanua (Samoa) (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
314 km (195 mi) SSW of Asau (Samoa) (pop: 6,640) --> See nearby quakes!
317 km (197 mi) SSW of Fasito‘outa (Samoa) (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
325 km (202 mi) SW of Apia (Samoa) (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
367 km (228 mi) SW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
372 km (231 mi) SW of Pago Pago (Ma'Oputasi, American Samoa) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
411 km (255 mi) NNE of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
576 km (358 mi) NNE of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.2||33 km||Tonga||USGS|
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