Mag. 4.6 earthquake - Tonga on Saturday, 2 March 2002 at 16:19 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.84°S / 173.691°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Tafahi (110 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
99 km (62 mi) S of Hihifo (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) N of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
338 km (210 mi) NNE of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
379 km (235 mi) SSW of Mulifanua (Samoa) (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
386 km (240 mi) SSW of Asau (Samoa) (pop: 6,640) --> See nearby quakes!
393 km (244 mi) SSW of Apia (Samoa) (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
423 km (263 mi) SW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
429 km (266 mi) SW of Pago Pago (Ma'Oputasi, American Samoa) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
477 km (297 mi) SE of Mata-Utu (Hahake, Wallis & Futuna) (pop: 1,200) --> See nearby quakes!
504 km (313 mi) NNE of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.6||33 km||Tonga||USGS|
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