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Significant magnitude 5.1 quake hits 97 km northeast of Neiafu, Tonga in the afternoon

lun, 3 mag 2021, 04:19
04:19 AM | AUTORE: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
5.1 quake 3 May 4:54 pm (GMT +13)
5.1 quake 3 May 4:54 pm (GMT +13)
Just 23 minutes ago, a 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck near Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga. The tremor was recorded in the afternoon on Monday 3 May 2021 at 4:54 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the United States Geological Survey, the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.1 as well.
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 Neiafu (pop. 4,300) located 97 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:
Ho sentito questo terremoto

Data & ora: 3 May 4:54 pm (GMT +13) local time (3 May 2021 03:54 GMT)
Magnitudine: 5.1
Prof.: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 18.2°S / 173.2°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Fonte dati primaria: USGS

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