Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes near Hihifo, Niuas, Tonga
Tue, 14 Sep 2021, 11:0111:01 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An intermediate magnitude 5.2 earthquake was reported late at night near Hihifo, Niuas, Tonga.
5.2 quake 14 Sep 11:28 pm (GMT +13)
According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake hit on Tuesday, September 14th, 2021, at 11:28 pm local time at an intermediate depth of 113 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from Geoscience Australia (GeoAu) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.2 as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.2.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Hihifo (pop. 820) located 101 km from the epicenter.
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ΈΝΙΩΣΑ ΑΥΤΌ ΤΟ ΣΕΙΣΜΌ
Ημερομηνία & time: Sep 14, 2021 11:28 pm (GMT +13) local time (14 Sep 2021 10:28 GMT)
Βάθος: 113.0 km
Επίκεντρο γεωγραφικό πλάτος / γεωγραφικό μήκος: 15.05°S / 173.9°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Κύρια πηγή δεδομένων: USGS
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