Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Tonga, on Wednesday, Jan 26, 2022 at 10:39 pm (GMT +13) -
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Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 10 km depth
26 Jan 23:32 UTC: First to report: USGS after 14 hours.
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, Jan 26, 2022 at 10:39 pm (GMT +13)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.523°S / 175.2148°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Antipode: 20.523°N / 4.785°E
Nearest volcano: Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai (18 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
69 km (43 mi) N of Nukalofa (Nuku'alofa) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) N of Nuku‘alofa (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) NNW of Kolonga (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) NNW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) SW of Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
245 km (152 mi) SSW of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) N of Amsterdam Island (pop: 75,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|4.6||10 km||68 Km N of Nuku‘alofa, Tonga||USGS|
|4.6||10 km||Tonga Islands||RaspberryShake|
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