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M5.7 earthquake - 57km ESE of Hihifo, Tonga, Sunday, 27 January 2013 at 09:59 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - 57km ESE of Hihifo, Tonga on Sunday, 27 January 2013

Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake  - 57km ESE of Hihifo, Tonga on Sunday, 27 January 2013
27 Jan 10:30 UTC: Premier à signaler: USGS après 31 minutes.
Date & time: Sunday, 27 January 2013 09:59 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sun, 27 Jan 2013 22:59
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 8.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.1052°S / 173.24°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Tafahi (56 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
62 km SE de Hihifo (pop: 800)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 27 Jan 09:59 UTCM 5.7 / 10 km TONGAEMSC
Sun, 27 Jan 09:59 UTCM 5.7 / 8.6 km57km ESE of Hihifo, TongaUSGS
Sun, 27 Jan 09:59 UTCM 5.7 / 35 kmTonga IslandsGFZ
Sun, 27 Jan 09:59 UTCM 5.8Tonga IslandsGeoAu

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Aftershocks of the 5.7 quake: 57km ESE of Hihifo, Tonga, 27 Jan 2013 09h59

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 14 Feb 2013 17:03 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    145.6 km (90.5 mi) depth
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - 57km ESE of Hihifo, Tonga on Sunday, 27 January 2013

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