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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - 76 km SSE of Pangai, Tonga on Sunday, 6 September 2020

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - 76 km SSE of Pangai, Tonga on Sunday, 6 September 2020
6 Sep 15:06 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 11 minutes.
Sep 6 15:49: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 29.0 km.
Date & time: Sunday, 6 September 2020 14:55 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 29.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.48°S / 174.17°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Tofua (153 km / 95 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
76 km (48 mi) SE of Pangai (pop: 1,700)
125 km (78 mi) NE of ‘Ohonua (pop: 1,200)
130 km (81 mi) NE of Nuku‘alofa (pop: 22,400)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 6 Sep 14:55 UTCM 5.6 / 29 km76 km SSE of Pangai, TongaGFZ
Sun, 6 Sep 14:55 UTCM 5.3 / 100 kmTongaEMSC
Sun, 6 Sep 14:55 UTCM 5.6 / 26 kmTonga IslandsBMKG
Sun, 6 Sep 14:55 UTCM 5.7 / 103.7 kmTonga IslandsGeoAu
Sun, 6 Sep 14:55 UTCM 5.5 / 10 km128 km SE of Pangai, TongaUSGS
Sun, 6 Sep 14:55 UTCM 5.5 / 10 km128 Km SE of Pangai, TongaUSGS
Sun, 6 Sep 14:55 UTCM 5.6 / 26 kmTonga IslandsBMKG

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1908 Brown St Wilmington DE (12163.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short : I was standing it was more like a vibration from the ground.
7258.1 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
San Leandro / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Canton michigan usa / not felt
Davao city, philippines / Moderate shaking (MMI V)

Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake: 76 km SSE of Pangai, Tonga, 6 Sep 2020 14h55

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Significant earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - 76 km SSE of Pangai, Tonga on Sunday, 6 September 2020
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 19 Aug 2018 00:19
    | 8.1 |
    566km / 352mi
    |
    2 years ago
    |
    510km / 317mi
    | Fiji Islands Region
  • 29 Sep 2009 17:48
    | 8.1 |
    18km / 11.2mi
    |
    11 years ago
    |
    597km / 371mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 30 Apr 1919 07:17
    | 8.1 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    101 years ago
    |
    294km / 182mi
    | Tonga Region
  • 03 May 2006 15:26
    | 8.0 |
    55km / 34mi
    |
    14 years ago
    |
    33km / 20mi
    | Tonga
  • 14 Jan 1976 16:47
    | 8.0 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    45 years ago
    |
    952km / 591mi
    | Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand)
  • 26 Jun 1917 05:49
    | 8.0 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    103 years ago
    |
    642km / 399mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 06 Sep 2018 15:49
    | 7.8 |
    640km / 398mi
    |
    2 years ago
    |
    725km / 450mi
    | Fiji Islands
  • 09 Dec 2007 07:28
    | 7.8 |
    153km / 95mi
    |
    13 years ago
    |
    702km / 436mi
    | South of the Fiji Islands (New Zealand)
  • 14 Oct 1997 09:53
    | 7.8 |
    167km / 104mi
    |
    23 years ago
    |
    324km / 202mi
    | South of the Fiji Islands (Tonga)
  • 26 Dec 1975 15:56
    | 7.8 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    45 years ago
    |
    502km / 312mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
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