Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.8 - 150 km W of Nuku\'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga, jueves, 22 oct. 2020 -

Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.8 - 150 km W of Nuku\'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga, jueves, 22 oct. 2020

Moderate magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 240 km depth

22 Oct 08:32 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 9 minutos.
22 Oct 08:34: Profundidad recalculada de 241.0 a 240.0 km (de 150 a 149 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 5.3 km (3.3 mi) al WSW.
22 Oct 09:21: Magnitud recalculada de 5.5 a 5.8.
Fecha & hora: 22 Oct 2020 08:24:06 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: 22 Oct 9:24 pm (GMT +13)
Magnitud: 5.8
Profundidad: 240.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 20,91°S / 176,63°W (Tonga)
Volcán mas cercano: Unnamed 21.15°S/175.75°W (91 km / 57 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
150 km al W de Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400)
160 km al W de Lapaha (pop: 8,000)
181 km al WNW de ‘Ohonua (Ohonua) (pop: 1,240)
267 km al WSW de Pangai (pop: 1,740)
374 km al SW de Neiafu (pop: 4,320)
530 km al SE de Levuka (Lomaiviti, Fiyi) (pop: 8,360)
601 km al ESE de Suva (Fiyi) (pop: 77,400)
721 km al ESE de Lautoka (Fiyi) (pop: 52,500)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 23.2°C (74 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from ESE
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ
Energía liberada estimada: 3,2 x 1013 joules (8,78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0,5 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 5.8240 kmFiji Islands Region, TongaGFZ
M 5.7238 kmFiji Region, TongaEMSC
M 5.8237 kmFiji Islands Region, TongaBMKG
M 5.8251 kmFiji Islands Region, TongaGeoAu
M 5.8238 km148 Km WNW of Haveluloto, TongaUSGS

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Aftershocks of the M 5.8 terremoto: 150 km west de Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga Thu, 22 Oct 08h24

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 07 nov 2020 17:17 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    257,9 km (160,3 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.8 - 150 km W of Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga, jueves, 22 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
    |
    364km / 226mi
    | Fiji Islands Region
  • 29 sep 2009 17:48
    | 8.1 |
    18km / 11,2mi
    |
    hace 11 años
    |
    770km / 478mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 30 abr 1919 07:17
    | 8.1 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    hace 102 años
    |
    516km / 321mi
    | Tonga Region
  • 03 may 2006 15:26
    | 8.0 |
    55km / 34mi
    |
    hace 15 años
    |
    273km / 170mi
    | Tonga
  • 14 ene 1976 16:47
    | 8.0 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    hace 45 años
    |
    842km / 524mi
    | Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand)
  • 26 jun 1917 05:49
    | 8.0 |
    15km / 9,3mi
    |
    hace 104 años
    |
    759km / 472mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 06 sep 2018 15:49
    | 7.8 |
    640km / 398mi
    |
    hace 2 años
    |
    509km / 317mi
    | Fiji Islands
  • 09 dic 2007 07:28
    | 7.8 |
    153km / 95mi
    |
    hace 13 años
    |
    573km / 356mi
    | South of the Fiji Islands (New Zealand)
  • 14 oct 1997 09:53
    | 7.8 |
    167km / 104mi
    |
    hace 23 años
    |
    133km / 83mi
    | South of the Fiji Islands (Tonga)
  • 26 dic 1975 15:56
    | 7.8 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    hace 45 años
    |
    678km / 421mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
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