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Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 156 km east of Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga, on Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 14:49 GMT -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.3 quake South Pacific Ocean, Tonga, Nov 10, 2022 11:48 pm (GMT -11), which had occurred 2 days earlier.
Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 156 km east of Neiafu, Vava\'u, Tonga, on Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 14:49 GMT Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 156 km east of Neiafu, Vava\'u, Tonga, on Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 14:49 GMT

Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 13, 2022 14:49:46 UTC -
Local time at epicenter
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude18.3856°S / 172.5295°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Antipode18.386°N / 7.47°E
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoUnnamed 50 km NW of Vava’u (Tonga) (194 km / 121 mi)
Nearby towns and cities156 km (97 mi) E of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
249 km (155 mi) NE of Bangai (Pangai) (pop: 1,740) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
284 km (177 mi) WNW of Mamakula (Niue) (pop: 14) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
285 km (177 mi) WNW of Alofi (Niue) (pop: 624) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
302 km (188 mi) SSE of Hihifo (pop: 815) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.510 km156 Km E of Neiafu, TongaUSGS


Seismic station: Folaha (Nukuhetulu) (TNG1/YC network) | Distance from quake: 417 km / 259 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Folaha (Nukuhetulu): vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.2-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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