Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Tonga, on Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021 9:37 am (GMT +13) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Tonga, on Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021 9:37 am (GMT +13)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 73 km depth

25 Jan 21:07 UTC: First to report: USGS after 29 minutes.
25 Jan 22:36: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 61.8 to 72.6 km (from 38 to 45 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 8 km (4.9 mi) towards S.
Date & time: 25 Jan 2021 20:37:55 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021 9:37 am (GMT +13)
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 72.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.3401°S / 174.1694°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Fonualei (85 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
147 km (91 mi) N of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) SSW of Hihifo (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
276 km (171 mi) N of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
436 km (271 mi) NNE of Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
452 km (281 mi) SSW of Mulifanua (Samoa) (pop: 4,510) --> See nearby quakes!
459 km (285 mi) SSW of Fasito‘outa (Samoa) (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
467 km (290 mi) SSW of Apia (Samoa) (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
474 km (294 mi) SW of Lufilufi (Samoa) (pop: 1,070) --> See nearby quakes!
498 km (309 mi) SW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
504 km (313 mi) SW of Pago Pago (Ma'Oputasi, American Samoa) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Moderate Rain 25.2°C (77 F), humidity: 88%, wind: 7 m/s (13 kts) from NE
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
5.073 km146 Km N of Neiafu, TongaUSGS
4.9121 kmTONGAEMSC

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Aftershocks

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 07 Feb 2021 02:25 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    180 km (111.8 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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