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Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 161 km east of Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga, on Friday, November 11, 2022 at 11:11 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 22 minutes earlier.
Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 161 km east of Neiafu, Vava\'u, Tonga, on Friday, November 11, 2022 at 11:11 GMT Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 161 km east of Neiafu, Vava\'u, Tonga, on Friday, November 11, 2022 at 11:11 GMT

Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 25 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 11, 2022 11:11:07 UTC -
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.5
Depth25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude18.5632°S / 172.4639°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Antipode18.563°N / 7.536°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoUnnamed 50 km NW of Vava’u (Tonga) (202 km / 126 mi)
Nearby towns and cities161 km (100 mi) E of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
242 km (151 mi) NE of Bangai (Pangai) (pop: 1,740) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
274 km (170 mi) W of Alofi (Niue) (pop: 624) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
281 km (175 mi) W of Mutalau (Niue) (pop: 133) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
283 km (176 mi) WNW of Hakupu (Niue) (pop: 221) | 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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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.525 km160 Km E of Neiafu, TongaUSGS

Seismograms

Seismic station: Folaha (Nukuhetulu) (TNG1/YC network) | Distance from quake: 408 km / 253 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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User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Date and time GMTMag
Depth
DistanceLocationDetails
Apr 30, 1919 07:17
104 years ago
8.1

25 km
24km / 15mi158 km E of Neiafu, Vava'u, TongaMore
May 3, 2006 15:26
17 years ago
8.0

55 km
251km / 156mi48 km SE of Bangai, Pangai, Ha‘apai, TongaMore
Jun 26, 1913 04:57
110 years ago
7.7

25 km
263km / 163mi95 km SE of Bangai, Pangai, Ha‘apai, TongaMore
Apr 2, 1977 07:15
46 years ago
7.6

33 km
211km / 131miTongaMore
Feb 27, 1921 18:23
102 years ago
7.4

15 km
71km / 44mi103 km E of Neiafu, Vava'u, TongaMore
Nov 11, 2022 10:48
12 weeks ago
7.3

25 km
92km / 57miSouth Pacific Ocean, TongaMore
Oct 6, 1987 04:19
35 years ago
7.3

16 km
74km / 46miTongaMore
Jan 8, 2000 16:47
23 years ago
7.2

183 km
263km / 163miTongaMore
Oct 8, 1988 04:46
34 years ago
7.1

35 km
24km / 15miTongaMore
Jun 17, 1978 15:11
45 years ago
7.0

33 km
164km / 102miTongaMore
Sep 28, 2006 06:22
16 years ago
6.9

28 km
224km / 139mi288 km SW of Tāfuna, Tualauta, Western District, American SamoaMore
Mar 11, 1989 05:05
34 years ago
6.9

230 km
258km / 161miTongaMore
Nov 12, 1946 17:28
76 years ago
6.9

15 km
192km / 119mi232 km NE of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Nov 24, 2009 12:47
13 years ago
6.8

18 km
290km / 180mi130 km E of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Dec 21, 1990 05:29
32 years ago
6.8

13 km
277km / 172mi132 km NE of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Jan 25, 2004 11:43
19 years ago
6.7

130 km
266km / 165miTongaMore
May 12, 1992 18:05
31 years ago
6.7

15 km
227km / 141miTongaMore
Apr 28, 2012 10:08
11 years ago
6.6

135 km
237km / 147miSouth Pacific Ocean, 278 km N of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Oct 30, 1984 01:05
38 years ago
6.6

141 km
235km / 146miTongaMore
Jun 1, 1983 01:59
40 years ago
6.6

180 km
283km / 176miTongaMore
Nov 27, 1949 08:42
73 years ago
6.6

15 km
128km / 79mi433 km NE of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Sep 24, 1975 01:47
47 years ago
6.5

33 km
272km / 169mi142 km NE of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Feb 25, 1952 01:17
71 years ago
6.5

42 km
198km / 123mi499 km NE of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Jul 24, 1933 18:55
90 years ago
6.5

25 km
248km / 154mi299 km S of Apia, Tuamasaga, SamoaMore
Oct 1, 2020 01:13
2 years ago
6.4

28 km
202km / 125miSouth Pacific Ocean, 42 km NE of Bangai, Pangai, Ha‘apai, TongaMore
Sep 26, 2000 06:17
22 years ago
6.4

56 km
218km / 136miTongaMore
Feb 7, 1997 08:41
26 years ago
6.4

28 km
168km / 104mi245 km NE of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Jun 2, 1982 12:37
41 years ago
6.4

33 km
53km / 33miTongaMore
Feb 3, 1980 11:58
43 years ago
6.4

33 km
169km / 105miNiueMore
Nov 12, 1967 10:36
55 years ago
6.4

15 km
157km / 98miTonga, 383 km S of Apia, Tuamasaga, SamoaMore
Sep 17, 1953 21:11
69 years ago
6.4

35 km
273km / 169mi144 km NE of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Nov 2, 1942 23:59
80 years ago
6.4

35 km
312km / 194mi100 km NE of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Feb 7, 1936 00:48
87 years ago
6.4

25 km
91km / 57mi370 km NE of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Jun 1, 1930 13:04
93 years ago
6.4

35 km
260km / 162mi28 km S of Bangai, Pangai, Ha‘apai, TongaMore
May 2, 1919 02:07
104 years ago
6.4

25 km
188km / 117mi154 km N of Neiafu, Vava'u, TongaMore
Jan 26, 2000 13:26
23 years ago
6.3

33 km
217km / 135miTongaMore
Feb 3, 1999 01:13
24 years ago
6.3

33 km
278km / 173mi127 km NE of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Oct 8, 1987 03:20
35 years ago
6.3

40 km
134km / 83mi277 km NE of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Oct 17, 1983 13:25
39 years ago
6.3

30 km
283km / 176mi155 km E of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Jun 11, 1982 00:38
41 years ago
6.3

123 km
232km / 144miTongaMore
Nov 4, 1981 14:38
41 years ago
6.3

33 km
252km / 156mi155 km NE of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Dec 15, 1980 08:12
42 years ago
6.3

33 km
109km / 68miTongaMore
Aug 11, 1977 01:42
46 years ago
6.3

57 km
230km / 143mi128 km N of Neiafu, Vava'u, TongaMore
Oct 21, 1950 04:12
72 years ago
6.3

45 km
155km / 96mi6 km E of Neiafu, Vava'u, TongaMore
Mar 22, 1939 07:21
84 years ago
6.3

15 km
249km / 155mi188 km E of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
May 22, 1932 11:29
91 years ago
6.3

35 km
287km / 178mi139 km E of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Oct 14, 1918 12:00
104 years ago
6.3

30 km
289km / 180mi126 km NE of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Oct 18, 2017 12:00
5 years ago
6.2

10 km
242km / 151miSouth Pacific Ocean, 180 km NE of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Apr 26, 2014 06:02
9 years ago
6.2

39 km
337km / 209miSouth Pacific Ocean, 69 km NE of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Nov 2, 2013 18:53
9 years ago
6.2

10 km
65km / 41miSouth Pacific Ocean, 349 km NE of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Jun 26, 2008 21:19
15 years ago
6.2

38 km
262km / 163mi198 km E of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Apr 5, 2004 20:34
19 years ago
6.2

8 km
259km / 161mi153 km NE of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Oct 7, 2003 04:55
19 years ago
6.2

10 km
331km / 206mi256 km S of Pago Pago, Ma'Oputasi, Eastern District, American SamoaMore
May 8, 2002 05:26
21 years ago
6.2

131 km
233km / 145mi100 km NW of Neiafu, Vava'u, TongaMore
Dec 3, 1996 12:56
26 years ago
6.2

33 km
31km / 19miTongaMore
Jan 8, 1991 22:04
32 years ago
6.2

33 km
126km / 78mi81 km NE of Neiafu, Vava'u, TongaMore
Jan 2, 1989 01:52
34 years ago
6.2

108 km
221km / 137mi61 km W of Neiafu, Vava'u, TongaMore
Nov 3, 1987 08:15
35 years ago
6.2

88 km
204km / 127miTongaMore
Aug 18, 1986 01:59
36 years ago
6.2

20 km
282km / 175mi126 km NE of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Mar 31, 1980 13:04
43 years ago
6.2

33 km
263km / 163mi159 km NE of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Sep 27, 1972 09:01
50 years ago
6.2

25 km
214km / 133miAmerican SamoaMore
May 1, 1969 19:05
54 years ago
6.2

203 km
313km / 194mi498 km N of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Jan 5, 1965 18:05
58 years ago
6.2

20 km
274km / 170mi142 km NE of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Aug 6, 1958 21:09
65 years ago
6.2

25 km
219km / 136miTonga, 338 km S of Apia, Tuamasaga, SamoaMore
Nov 10, 2018 08:33
4 years ago
6.1

10 km
274km / 170miSouth Pacific Ocean, 59 km S of Bangai, Pangai, Ha‘apai, TongaMore
Nov 17, 2012 05:12
10 years ago
6.1

9.8 km
30km / 18miSouth Pacific Ocean, 432 km NE of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Nov 3, 2010 23:34
12 years ago
6.1

18 km
285km / 177mi122 km NE of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Sep 4, 2010 08:52
12 years ago
6.1

69 km
210km / 130mi438 km N of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Oct 2, 2009 01:07
13 years ago
6.1

8 km
270km / 168mi55 km SE of Hihifo, Niuas, TongaMore
Aug 26, 2007 12:37
15 years ago
6.1

127 km
233km / 145mi138 km N of Neiafu, Vava'u, TongaMore
Mar 19, 2005 15:02
18 years ago
6.1

18 km
284km / 176mi121 km NE of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Mar 14, 2004 16:30
19 years ago
6.1

12 km
145km / 90miTongaMore
Nov 24, 1998 23:54
24 years ago
6.1

223 km
333km / 207miTongaMore
Feb 24, 1994 15:25
29 years ago
6.1

124 km
231km / 143miTongaMore
Aug 30, 1983 08:50
39 years ago
6.1

39 km
210km / 131miTongaMore
May 27, 1980 13:01
43 years ago
6.1

33 km
241km / 150mi81 km W of Neiafu, Vava'u, TongaMore
Apr 1, 1980 11:11
43 years ago
6.1

37 km
264km / 164mi175 km E of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Aug 7, 1972 09:24
51 years ago
6.1

16 km
219km / 136mi297 km SW of Pago Pago, Ma'Oputasi, Eastern District, American SamoaMore
Jul 16, 1970 21:17
53 years ago
6.1

20 km
116km / 72mi68 km SE of Neiafu, Vava'u, TongaMore
Dec 24, 2008 09:11
14 years ago
6.0

9 km
153km / 95mi267 km NE of Neiafu, Vava'u, TongaMore
Oct 21, 2020 00:22
2 years ago
5.9

38 km
75km / 47miSouth Pacific Ocean, 148 km SE of Neiafu, Vava'u, TongaMore
Jul 30, 2020 19:16
3 years ago
5.9

10 km
118km / 73miSouth Pacific Ocean, 59 km SE of Neiafu, Vava'u, TongaMore
Feb 28, 2020 07:41
3 years ago
5.9

10 km
115km / 71miSouth Pacific Ocean, 126 km SE of Neiafu, Vava'u, TongaMore
May 4, 2005 08:57
18 years ago
5.9

23 km
172km / 107mi86 km S of Neiafu, Vava'u, TongaMore
Oct 25, 1999 00:01
23 years ago
5.9

33 km
178km / 111mi234 km NE of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Oct 19, 1958 01:54
64 years ago
5.9

20 km
28km / 18mi395 km NE of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Aug 1, 1953 00:30
70 years ago
5.9

15 km
64km / 40mi341 km NE of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Feb 2, 2018 10:22
5 years ago
5.8

10 km
139km / 87miSouth Pacific Ocean, 26 km SE of Neiafu, Vava'u, TongaMore
Jul 4, 2013 11:14
10 years ago
5.8

10 km
106km / 66miSouth Pacific Ocean, 408 km NE of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Feb 12, 2004 13:47
19 years ago
5.8

21 km
133km / 83mi81 km SE of Neiafu, Vava'u, TongaMore
Nov 15, 2003 07:10
19 years ago
5.8

10 km
146km / 91miTongaMore
Apr 24, 2001 09:54
22 years ago
5.8

33 km
172km / 107mi240 km NE of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Aug 30, 1995 23:04
27 years ago
5.8

9.9 km
138km / 85mi96 km SE of Neiafu, Vava'u, TongaMore
Nov 22, 1992 17:35
30 years ago
5.8

21 km
178km / 111mi229 km NE of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Jun 8, 1989 09:51
34 years ago
5.8

23 km
172km / 107mi235 km NE of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Dec 31, 1984 10:08
38 years ago
5.8

33 km
181km / 113mi227 km NE of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Apr 11, 1970 06:21
53 years ago
5.8

25 km
122km / 76mi58 km SE of Neiafu, Vava'u, TongaMore
Aug 13, 1963 21:52
60 years ago
5.8

25 km
173km / 107mi71 km NE of Bangai, Pangai, Ha‘apai, TongaMore
Feb 19, 2013 22:29
10 years ago
5.7

35 km
163km / 101miSouth Pacific Ocean, 454 km NE of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, TongatapuMore
Jan 24, 2011 01:02
12 years ago
5.7

16 km
131km / 81mi79 km SE of Neiafu, Vava'u, TongaMore
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