Mag. 4.7 earthquake - Tonga on Wednesday, 6 March 2002 at 17:20 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 126 km depth
Depth: 125.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.201°S / 173.992°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Tafahi (49 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
35 km (21 mi) SW of Hihifo (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) N of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
332 km (206 mi) SSW of Asau (Samoa) (pop: 6,640) --> See nearby quakes!
337 km (209 mi) SW of Mulifanua (Samoa) (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
345 km (215 mi) SW of Fasito‘outa (Samoa) (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
356 km (221 mi) SW of Apia (Samoa) (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
401 km (249 mi) SE of Mata-Utu (Hahake, Wallis & Futuna) (pop: 1,200) --> See nearby quakes!
408 km (253 mi) WSW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
413 km (256 mi) WSW of Pago Pago (Ma'Oputasi, American Samoa) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
564 km (350 mi) NNE of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.7||126 km||Tonga||USGS|
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