Terremoto moderato mag. 5.3 - South Pacific Ocean, 153 km a sud ovest da Nuku\'alofa, Tongatapu, martedì, 24 novembre 2020 -

Terremoto moderato mag. 5.3 - South Pacific Ocean, 153 km a sud ovest da Nuku\'alofa, Tongatapu, martedì, 24 novembre 2020

Terremoto moderato magnitudine 5.3 at 60 km depth

24 Nov 14:30 UTC: Primo a segnalare: EMSC dopo 23 minuti.
24 Nov 14:31: Profondità ricalcolata da 63.0 a 60.0 km (da 39 a 37 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 1.1 km (0.7 mi) al N.
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24 Nov 15:22: Profondità ricalcolata da 80.0 a 60.0 km (da 50 a 37 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 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:

Data & ora: 24 Nov 2020 14:07:34 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: mercoledì, 25 nov 2020 03:07 (GMT +13)
Magnitudine: 5.3
Profondità: 60.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 22.23°S / 176.11°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)
Vulcano più vicino: Unnamed 21.38°S/175.65°W (106 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
152 km SO da Haveluloto (pop: 3,420) --> Vedi sismi vicini
153 km SO da Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> Vedi sismi vicini
153 km SO da Nuku‘alofa (pop: 22,400) --> Vedi sismi vicini
156 km SO da ‘Ohonua (Ohonua) (pop: 1,240) --> Vedi sismi vicini
163 km SO da Kolonga (pop: 1,100) --> Vedi sismi vicini
325 km SSO da Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> Vedi sismi vicini
456 km SSO da Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 24.1°C (75 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from ESE
Fonte dati primaria: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 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.
MagnitudineProfonditàUbicazioneFonte
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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