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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 102 Km NNW of Hihifo, Tonga, on Tuesday, 29 September 2020 at 19:01 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - 102 Km NNW of Hihifo, Tonga, on Tuesday, 29 September 2020 at 19:01 (GMT)
29 Sep 20:32 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 1 hour and 31 minutes.
30 Sep 01:00: Epicenter location corrected by 15.2 km (9.4 mi) towards W.
Date & time: 2020-09-29 07:01:17 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.12°S / 174.2°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Tafu-Maka (31 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
102 km (64 mi) NW of Hihifo (pop: 800)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 27.8°C (82 F), humidity: 80%, wind: 10 m/s (20 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2020-09-29 19:01:17 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km102 Km NNW of Hihifo, TongaEMSC
2020-09-29 19:01:18 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km93 Km NNW of Hihifo, TongaUSGS
2020-09-29 19:01:17 UTCM 4.8 / 10 km95 Km NNW of Hihifo, TongaGFZ

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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake 102 Km NNW of Hihifo, Tonga, 2020-09-29 19:01 UTC

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Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 102 Km NNW of Hihifo, Tonga, on Tuesday, 29 September 2020 at 19:01 (GMT)
    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
    |
    542km / 337mi
    | Fiji Islands Region
  • 29 Sep 2009 17:48
    | 8.1 |
    18km / 11.2mi
    |
    11 years ago
    |
    230km / 143mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 30 Apr 1919 07:17
    | 8.1 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    102 years ago
    |
    402km / 250mi
    | Tonga Region
  • 03 May 2006 15:26
    | 8.0 |
    55km / 34mi
    |
    15 years ago
    |
    564km / 350mi
    | Tonga
  • 26 Jun 1917 05:49
    | 8.0 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    103 years ago
    |
    81km / 50mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 06 Sep 2018 15:49
    | 7.8 |
    640km / 398mi
    |
    2 years ago
    |
    789km / 490mi
    | Fiji Islands
  • 14 Oct 1997 09:53
    | 7.8 |
    167km / 104mi
    |
    23 years ago
    |
    822km / 511mi
    | South of the Fiji Islands (Tonga)
  • 26 Dec 1975 15:56
    | 7.8 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    45 years ago
    |
    225km / 140mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 14 Dec 1950 01:52
    | 7.8 |
    216km / 134mi
    |
    70 years ago
    |
    540km / 336mi
    | Tonga
  • 01 Jan 1919 03:00
    | 7.8 |
    485km / 301mi
    |
    102 years ago
    |
    624km / 388mi
    | Fiji Region
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