- South Pacific Ocean, 136 km northwest of Nuku\'alofa, Tongatapu, on Saturday, 3 January 2004 at 07:16 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 269 km depth
Depth: 269.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.388°S / 176.235°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Falcon Island (85 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
136 km (85 mi) NW of Haveluloto (pop: 3,420) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (85 mi) NW of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (85 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) NW of Kolonga (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (106 mi) NW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (128 mi) WSW of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
305 km (190 mi) SW of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.5||269 km||Fiji region (Tonga)||USGS|
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