Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - 177 km southwest of Nuku‘alofa, Nuku\'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga, on Thursday, 24 September 2020 at 01:30 (GMT) -

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - 177 km southwest of Nuku‘alofa, Nuku\'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga, on Thursday, 24 September 2020 at 01:30 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 116 km depth

24 Sep 02:07 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 37 minutes.
24 Sep 08:12: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 94.0 to 116.0 km (from 58 to 72 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 11.3 km (7 mi) towards NE.
Date & time: 24 Sep 2020 01:30:54 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 116.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.16°S / 176.51°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 21.38°S/175.65°W (136 km / 85 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
175 km (109 mi) SW of Haveluloto (pop: 3,420) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) SW of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) SW of Nuku‘alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (115 mi) WSW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) SW of Kolonga (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
344 km (214 mi) SW of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
471 km (293 mi) SSW of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 21.8°C (71 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 7 m/s (13 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.6116 kmSouth Of Fiji Islands, TongaEMSC
M 4.6101 km180 Km SW of Haveluloto, TongaUSGS
M 4.7107 kmSouth of Fiji Islands, TongaGFZ

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
area 51 (11058.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
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