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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 200 km northeast of Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga, on Sunday, Nov 27, 2022 at 2:57 pm (GMT +13) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 200 km northeast of Neiafu, Vava\'u, Tonga, on Sunday, Nov 27, 2022 at 2:57 pm (GMT +13) Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 200 km northeast of Neiafu, Vava\'u, Tonga, on Sunday, Nov 27, 2022 at 2:57 pm (GMT +13)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 67 km depth

27 Nov 02:11 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 14 minutes.
27 Nov 02:14: Now using data updates from USGS
27 Nov 02:23: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 70.0 to 67.1 km (from 43 to 42 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 9.7 km (6 mi) towards WNW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 27, 2022 01:57:14 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Nov 27, 2022 at 2:57 pm (GMT +13)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5
Depth67.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude17.1309°S / 172.9782°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Antipode17.131°N / 7.022°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoTafahi (163 km / 101 mi)
Nearby towns and cities157 km (98 mi) SE of Hihifo (pop: 815) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
200 km (124 mi) NNE of Neiafu (pop: 4,320) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
332 km (206 mi) NNE of Bangai (Pangai) (pop: 1,740) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
381 km (236 mi) SSW of Mulifanua (Samoa) (pop: 4,510) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
388 km (241 mi) WNW of Alofi (Niue) (pop: 624) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
389 km (242 mi) SSW of Apia (Samoa) (pop: 40,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
394 km (245 mi) SW of Tāfuna (Tualauta, American Samoa) (pop: 11,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
400 km (249 mi) SW of Pago Pago (Ma'Oputasi, American Samoa) (pop: 11,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Rain 28.1°C (83 F), humidity: 74%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from E
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.067 km156 Km SE of Hihifo, TongaUSGS
5.080 kmTONGAEMSC
5.067 kmTonga IslandsRaspberryShake
5.010 kmTonga: Near NouméaRENASS
5.088 kmTonga IslandsGFZ
5.257 kmTonga IslandsGeoAu
5.010 kmTonga Islands RegionIRIS

Seismograms

Seismic station: Funafuti, Tuvalu (FUNA/IU network) | Distance from quake: 1278 km / 794 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Funafuti, Tuvalu: 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: 0.02-5.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

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There are no user reports for this quake.

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