Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 148 km southeast of Neiafu, Vava‘u, Tonga, on Wednesday, 21 Oct 2020 1:22 pm (GMT +13) -

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake  - South Pacific Ocean, 148 km southeast of Neiafu, Vava‘u, Tonga, on Wednesday, 21 Oct 2020 1:22 pm (GMT +13)

Moderate magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 38 km depth

21 Oct 00:32 UTC: Premier à signaler: GFZ après 9 minutes.
21 Oct 00:34: Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 3.9 km (2.4 mi) au NO.
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21 Oct 07:06: Profondeur recalculée de 10.0 à 38.0 km (de 6.2 à 24 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 7.1 km (4.4 mi) au WSW.
Date & time: 21 Oct 2020 00:22:39 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: mercredi, 21 oct. 2020 13:22 (GMT +13)
Magnitude: 5.9
Profondeur: 38.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.2°S / 172.7°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Volcan le plus près: Unnamed 18.325°S/174.365°W (225 km / 140 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
148 km ESE de Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
186 km ENE de Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
293 km O de Alofi (Niue) (pop: 624) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
300 km O de Hakupu (Niue) (pop: 221) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
303 km O de Mutalau (Niue) (pop: 133) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
328 km NE de Kolonga (pop: 1,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
334 km NE de ‘Ohonua (Ohonua) (pop: 1,240) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
339 km NE de Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
339 km NE de Nuku‘alofa (pop: 22,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
379 km SSE de Hihifo (pop: 815) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
507 km SE de Niuafo‘ou Island --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 23.4°C (74 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 9 m/s (17 kts) from SE
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) 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.
MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
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

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Newzeland / not felt
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Aftershocks of the 5.9 quake South Pacific Ocean, 148 km southeast of Neiafu, Vava‘u, Tonga, 21 Oct 2020 1:22 pm (GMT +13)

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 06 Dec 2020 06:41 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 148 km southeast of Neiafu, Vava‘u, Tonga, on Wednesday, 21 Oct 2020 1:22 pm (GMT +13)
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Profondeur
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 19 Aug 2018 00:19
    | 8.1 |
    566km / 352mi
    |
    il y a 2 ans
    |
    602km / 374mi
    | Fiji Islands Region
  • 29 Sep 2009 17:48
    | 8.1 |
    18km / 11.2mi
    |
    il y a 11 ans
    |
    418km / 260mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 30 Apr 1919 07:17
    | 8.1 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    il y a 102 ans
    |
    96km / 60mi
    | Tonga Region
  • 03 May 2006 15:26
    | 8.0 |
    55km / 34mi
    |
    il y a 15 ans
    |
    185km / 115mi
    | Tonga
  • 26 Jun 1917 05:49
    | 8.0 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    il y a 104 ans
    |
    505km / 314mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 06 Sep 2018 15:49
    | 7.8 |
    640km / 398mi
    |
    il y a 2 ans
    |
    850km / 528mi
    | Fiji Islands
  • 09 Dec 2007 07:28
    | 7.8 |
    153km / 95mi
    |
    il y a 13 ans
    |
    903km / 561mi
    | South of the Fiji Islands (New Zealand)
  • 14 Oct 1997 09:53
    | 7.8 |
    167km / 104mi
    |
    il y a 23 ans
    |
    533km / 331mi
    | South of the Fiji Islands (Tonga)
  • 26 Dec 1975 15:56
    | 7.8 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    il y a 45 ans
    |
    327km / 203mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 11 Oct 1975 14:35
    | 7.8 |
    9km / 5.6mi
    |
    il y a 45 ans
    |
    681km / 423mi
    | South of Tonga
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