Mag. 4.7 earthquake - Tonga on Sunday, 24 March 2002 at 03:53 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.197°S / 174.268°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Tafahi (70 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
57 km (36 mi) WSW of Hihifo (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
275 km (171 mi) N of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
346 km (215 mi) SSW of Asau (Samoa) (pop: 6,640) --> See nearby quakes!
356 km (221 mi) SW of Mulifanua (Samoa) (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
365 km (227 mi) SW of Fasito‘outa (Samoa) (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
376 km (234 mi) SW of Apia (Samoa) (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
384 km (238 mi) SSE of Mata-Utu (Hahake, Wallis & Futuna) (pop: 1,200) --> See nearby quakes!
433 km (269 mi) WSW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
438 km (272 mi) WSW of Pago Pago (Ma'Oputasi, American Samoa) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
558 km (347 mi) N 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||33 km||Tonga||USGS|
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