Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 49 km northeast of Pangai, Ha\'apai, Tonga, on 21 Oct 7:57 am (GMT +13) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - 49 km northeast of Pangai, Ha\'apai, Tonga, on 21 Oct 7:57 am (GMT +13)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 35 km depth

20 Oct 19:37 UTC: First to report: USGS after 39 minutes.
Date & time: 20 Oct 2020 06:57:55 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 21 Oct 7:57 am (GMT +13)
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.4376°S / 174.1182°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Metis Shoal (84 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
49 km (30 mi) NNE of Pangai (pop: 1,740)
89 km (55 mi) S of Neiafu (pop: 4,320)
104 km (65 mi) ENE of Ha'apai
213 km (132 mi) NNE of Kolonga (pop: 1,100)
220 km (137 mi) NNE of Nuku‘alofa (Nuku'alofa) (pop: 22,400)
228 km (142 mi) NNE of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua) (pop: 1,240)
672 km (417 mi) SSW of Apia (Samoa) (pop: 40,400)
797 km (495 mi) E of Suva (Fiji) (pop: 77,400)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 24°C (75 F), humidity: 64%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.035 km48 Km NNE of Pangai, TongaUSGS
M 5.035 km43 Km N of Pangai, TongaEMSC
M 5.016 km35 Km NE of Pangai, TongaGFZ

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 49 km northeast of Pangai, Ha'apai, Tonga, on 21 Oct 7:57 am (GMT +13)
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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 49 km northeast of Pangai, Ha'apai, Tonga, on 21 Oct 7:57 am (GMT +13)
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  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 19 Aug 2018 00:19
    | 8.1 |
    566km / 352mi
    |
    2 years ago
    |
    465km / 289mi
    | Fiji Islands Region
  • 29 Sep 2009 17:48
    | 8.1 |
    18km / 11.2mi
    |
    11 years ago
    |
    489km / 304mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 30 Apr 1919 07:17
    | 8.1 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    102 years ago
    |
    207km / 129mi
    | Tonga Region
  • 03 May 2006 15:26
    | 8.0 |
    55km / 34mi
    |
    15 years ago
    |
    83km / 52mi
    | Tonga
  • 26 Jun 1917 05:49
    | 8.0 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    103 years ago
    |
    526km / 327mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 06 Sep 2018 15:49
    | 7.8 |
    640km / 398mi
    |
    2 years ago
    |
    705km / 438mi
    | Fiji Islands
  • 09 Dec 2007 07:28
    | 7.8 |
    153km / 95mi
    |
    13 years ago
    |
    808km / 502mi
    | South of the Fiji Islands (New Zealand)
  • 14 Oct 1997 09:53
    | 7.8 |
    167km / 104mi
    |
    23 years ago
    |
    405km / 252mi
    | South of the Fiji Islands (Tonga)
  • 26 Dec 1975 15:56
    | 7.8 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    45 years ago
    |
    394km / 245mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 11 Oct 1975 14:35
    | 7.8 |
    9km / 5.6mi
    |
    45 years ago
    |
    616km / 383mi
    | South of Tonga
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