Terremoto moderado mag. 5.3 - South Pacific Ocean, 153 km SW of Nuku\'alofa, Tongatapu, martes, 24 nov. 2020 -

Terremoto moderado mag. 5.3 - South Pacific Ocean, 153 km SW of Nuku\'alofa, Tongatapu, martes, 24 nov. 2020

Terremoto moderado magnitud 5.3 at 60 km depth

24 Nov 14:30 UTC: Primero en informar: EMSC después de 23 minutos.
24 Nov 14:31: Profundidad recalculada de 63.0 a 60.0 km (de 39 a 37 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 1.1 km (0.7 mi) al N.
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24 Nov 15:22: Profundidad recalculada de 80.0 a 60.0 km (de 50 a 37 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 8.5 km (5.3 mi) al WNW.
Update Tue, 24 Nov 2020, 14:33
Significant magnitude 5.2 earthquake 152 km southwest of Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
5.2 quake SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS, Tonga, 25 Nov 3.07 am (GMT +13)
5.2 quake SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS, Tonga, 25 Nov 3.07 am (GMT +13)
A intermediate magnitude 5.2 earthquake was reported early morning near Vaini, Tonga.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Wednesday 25 November 2020 at 3.07 am local time at an intermediate depth of 80 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
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 Vaini (pop. 3,000) located 149 km from the epicenter, Malapo (pop. 500) 149 km away, Haveluloto (pop. 3,400) 150 km away, Nuku‘alofa (pop. 22,400) 152 km away, Tatakamotonga (pop. 3,000) 153 km away, ‘Ohonua (pop. 1,200) 153 km away, Lapaha (pop. 8,000) 154 km away, and Kolonga (pop. 1,100) 161 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 24 Nov 2020 14:07:34 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: miércoles, 25 nov 2020 03:07 (GMT +13)
Magnitud: 5.3
Profundidad: 60.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 22.23°S / 176.11°W (Océano Pacífico Sur, Tonga)
Volcán mas cercano: Unnamed 21.38°S/175.65°W (106 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
152 km al SO de Haveluloto (pop: 3,420) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
153 km al SO de Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
153 km al SO de Nuku‘alofa (pop: 22,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
156 km al SO de ‘Ohonua (Ohonua) (pop: 1,240) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
163 km al SO de Kolonga (pop: 1,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
325 km al SSO de Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
456 km al SSO de Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 24.1°C (75 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from ESE
Fuente primaria de datos: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Energía liberada estimada: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 5.360 kmSOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS, TongaEMSC
M 5.265 km150 Km SW of Vaini, TongaUSGS
M 5.1123 kmSouth of Fiji Islands, TongaGFZ
M 5.0401 kmSouth of Fiji IslandsBMKG

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