Mag. 4.2 earthquake - Tonga on Sunday, 30 December 2001 at 01:08 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 131 km depth
Depth: 131.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.295°S / 174.426°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Tafahi (90 km / 56 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
77 km (48 mi) WSW of Hihifo (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (165 mi) N of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
364 km (226 mi) SSW of Asau (Samoa) (pop: 6,640) --> See nearby quakes!
375 km (233 mi) SW of Mulifanua (Samoa) (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
384 km (239 mi) SW of Fasito‘outa (Samoa) (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
392 km (243 mi) N of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
396 km (246 mi) SW of Apia (Samoa) (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
453 km (282 mi) WSW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
458 km (285 mi) WSW of Pago Pago (Ma'Oputasi, American Samoa) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
545 km (339 mi) N 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||131 km||Tonga||USGS|
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