Moderato terremoto magnitudine 5.8 - 150 km west da Nuku\'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga, giovedì, 22 ottobre 2020 -

Moderato terremoto magnitudine 5.8 - 150 km west da Nuku\'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga, giovedì, 22 ottobre 2020

Moderate magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 240 km depth

22 Oct 08:32 UTC: Primo a segnalare: GFZ dopo 9 minuti.
22 Oct 08:34: Profondità ricalcolata da 241.0 a 240.0 km (da 150 a 149 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 5.3 km (3.3 mi) al WSW.
22 Oct 09:21: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 5.5 a 5.8.
Data & ora: 22 Oct 2020 08:24:06 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: 22 Oct 9:24 pm (GMT +13)
Magnitudine: 5.8
Profondità: 240.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 20,91°S / 176,63°W (Tonga)
Vulcano più vicino: Unnamed 21.15°S/175.75°W (91 km / 57 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
150 km W da Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400)
164 km W da Kolonga (pop: 1,100)
181 km WNW da ‘Ohonua (Ohonua) (pop: 1,240)
267 km WSW da Pangai (pop: 1,740)
374 km SW da Neiafu (pop: 4,320)
530 km SE da Levuka (Lomaiviti, Figi) (pop: 8,360)
601 km ESE da Suva (Figi) (pop: 77,400)
721 km ESE da Lautoka (Figi) (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
Fonte dati primaria: GFZ
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 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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MagnitudineProfonditàUbicazioneFonte
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 5.8 quake 150 km west of Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga, 22 Oct 9:24 pm (GMT +13)

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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

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - 150 km west of Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga, on 22 Oct 9:24 pm (GMT +13)
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  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Profondità
    |
    Age
    |
    Distanza
    | Details
  • 19 Aug 2018 00:19
    | 8.1 |
    566km / 352mi
    |
    2 anni fa
    |
    364km / 226mi
    | Fiji Islands Region
  • 29 Sep 2009 17:48
    | 8.1 |
    18km / 11.2mi
    |
    11 anni fa
    |
    770km / 478mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 30 Apr 1919 07:17
    | 8.1 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    102 anni fa
    |
    516km / 321mi
    | Tonga Region
  • 03 May 2006 15:26
    | 8.0 |
    55km / 34mi
    |
    15 anni fa
    |
    273km / 170mi
    | Tonga
  • 14 Jan 1976 16:47
    | 8.0 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    45 anni fa
    |
    842km / 524mi
    | Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand)
  • 26 Jun 1917 05:49
    | 8.0 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    104 anni fa
    |
    759km / 472mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 06 Sep 2018 15:49
    | 7.8 |
    640km / 398mi
    |
    2 anni fa
    |
    509km / 317mi
    | Fiji Islands
  • 09 Dec 2007 07:28
    | 7.8 |
    153km / 95mi
    |
    13 anni fa
    |
    573km / 356mi
    | South of the Fiji Islands (New Zealand)
  • 14 Oct 1997 09:53
    | 7.8 |
    167km / 104mi
    |
    23 anni fa
    |
    133km / 83mi
    | South of the Fiji Islands (Tonga)
  • 26 Dec 1975 15:56
    | 7.8 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    45 anni fa
    |
    678km / 421mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
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