2012-06-17 17:26:27 (Mb 5.3) TONGA -20.6 -174.3 (29192)

By Newsroom America Feeds at 17 Jun 2012

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: TONGA Geographic coordinates: 20.559S, 174.342W Magnitude: 5.3 Mb Depth: 10 km Universal Time (UTC): 17 Jun 2012 17:26:27 Time near the Epicenter: 18 Jun 2012 06:26:27 Local standard time in your area: 17 Jun 2012 12:26:27

Location with respect to nearby cities: 114 km (70 miles) NE (55 degrees) of NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga 216 km (134 miles) S (190 degrees) of Neiafu, Tonga 493 km (306 miles) WSW (249 degrees) of Niue Island 2623 km (1630 miles) W (259 degrees) of PAPEETE, Tahiti, French Polynesia

ADDITIONAL EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS ________________________________ event ID : US b000ahu4

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist at NEIC For subsequent updates, maps, and technical information, see: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000ahu4 or http://earthquake.usgs.gov/

National Earthquake Information Center U.S. Geological Survey http://neic.usgs.gov/

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