Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.9 - 148 km ESE of Neiafu, Vava‘u, Tonga, miércoles, 21 oct. 2020 -

Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.9 - 148 km ESE of Neiafu, Vava‘u, Tonga, miércoles, 21 oct. 2020

Moderate magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 38 km depth

21 Oct 00:32 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 9 minutos.
21 Oct 00:34: Ubicación del epicentro corregida 3.9 km (2.4 mi) al NO.
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21 Oct 07:06: Profundidad recalculada de 10.0 a 38.0 km (de 6.2 a 24 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 7.1 km (4.4 mi) al WSW.
Fecha & hora: 21 Oct 2020 12:22:39 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: miércoles, 21 oct 2020 13:22 (GMT +13)
Magnitud: 5.9
Profundidad: 38.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 19,2°S / 172,7°W (Tonga)
Volcán mas cercano: Unnamed 18.325°S/174.365°W (225 km / 140 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
148 km al ESE de Neiafu (pop: 4,320)
186 km al ENE de Pangai (pop: 1,740)
293 km al W de Alofi (Niue) (pop: 624)
328 km al NE de Kolonga (pop: 1,100)
334 km al NE de ‘Ohonua (Ohonua) (pop: 1,240)
339 km al NE de Nuku‘alofa (Nuku'alofa) (pop: 22,400)
379 km al SSE de Hihifo (pop: 815)
605 km al S de Apia (Samoa) (pop: 40,400)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 23.4°C (74 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 9 m/s (17 kts) from SE
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ
Energía liberada estimada: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) [aprende más]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 5.938 kmTonga Islands RegionGFZ
M 5.960 km5.8 Tonga RegionEMSC
M 5.943 kmTonga Islands RegionGeoAu
M 6.00.8 kmTonga Islands Region [Sea: Tonga]INGV
M 6.210 kmTonga Islands RegionBMKG
M 5.910 km183 Km ESE of Neiafu, TongaUSGS

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Aftershocks of the M 5.9 terremoto: 148 km southeast de Neiafu, Vava‘u, Tonga Wed, 21 Oct 00h22

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Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.9 - 148 km ESE of Neiafu, Vava‘u, Tonga, miércoles, 21 oct. 2020
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  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Profundidad
    |
    Age
    |
    Distancia
    | Details
  • 19 ago 2018 00:19
    | 8.1 |
    566km / 352mi
    |
    hace 2 años
    |
    602km / 374mi
    | Fiji Islands Region
  • 29 sep 2009 17:48
    | 8.1 |
    18km / 11,2mi
    |
    hace 11 años
    |
    418km / 260mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 30 abr 1919 07:17
    | 8.1 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    hace 102 años
    |
    96km / 60mi
    | Tonga Region
  • 03 may 2006 15:26
    | 8.0 |
    55km / 34mi
    |
    hace 15 años
    |
    185km / 115mi
    | Tonga
  • 26 jun 1917 05:49
    | 8.0 |
    15km / 9,3mi
    |
    hace 103 años
    |
    505km / 314mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 06 sep 2018 15:49
    | 7.8 |
    640km / 398mi
    |
    hace 2 años
    |
    850km / 528mi
    | Fiji Islands
  • 09 dic 2007 07:28
    | 7.8 |
    153km / 95mi
    |
    hace 13 años
    |
    903km / 561mi
    | South of the Fiji Islands (New Zealand)
  • 14 oct 1997 09:53
    | 7.8 |
    167km / 104mi
    |
    hace 23 años
    |
    533km / 331mi
    | South of the Fiji Islands (Tonga)
  • 26 dic 1975 15:56
    | 7.8 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    hace 45 años
    |
    327km / 203mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 11 oct 1975 14:35
    | 7.8 |
    9km / 5,6mi
    |
    hace 45 años
    |
    681km / 423mi
    | South of Tonga
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