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Wednesday 4 January 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The tsunami threat from a Fiji earthquake today has now passed, the NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Ceter in Hawaii, has advised. Fiji coastal areas were warned following a magnitude 7.0 earthquake, at 11:53pm local Fiji time today. Tonga Met advised there was no threat for Tonga.
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Thursday 15 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There is no tsunami threat for Tonga following a magnitude 5.2 earthquake located 74km south of 'Eua at 2:18pm, according to a Tonga Met advisory issued at 2:30pm (+14hrs UTC).
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Monday 30 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A cluster of three large earthquakes were reported between Niuatoputapu and Samoa this evening between 8:56pm and 9:48pm - measuring 6.8, 6.4 and 5.6 magnitude.
Tuesday 1 July 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 6.4 magnitude underwater earthquake struck 197 kilometres northwest of Niuatoputapu early Monday morning at 3:52 AM, triggering a tsunami warning that was later cancelled.
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Saturday 26 April 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A very large earthquake rocked Nuku'alofa minutes ago, just after 7:00pm local time. Houses shook violently and people could be heard shouting warnings to each other with babies crying. There has been no tsunami warning. No damage has been reported. Updated 7:53 pm.
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Thursday 6 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A shallow M5.3 earthquake with an epicenter located 72km east of ‘Ohonua, ‘Eua was recorded at 4:04am this morning, February 6, according to the USGS.
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Monday 31 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A short sharp earthquake magnitude 5.8 centred 83 km (51 miles) SSW from Nuku'alofa, was felt in the capital this evening at about 7:03 pm, where it shook buildings for a few seconds.
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Wednesday 25 November 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A magnitude 6.8 earthquake rattled Tonga in the early hours of Wednesday morning, November 25 but there were no immediate reports of damage from the quake which was felt with a moderate intensity in Tongatapu and Ha'apai.
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Sunday 19 October 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A strong undersea earthquake was felt in Tonga, this evening at 6:10pm local time, with a tremor shaking houses in the capital for nearly two minutes.
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Wednesday 18 July 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An earthquake measuring 6.3, epicentred about 600km south of Tonga this afternoon, was not felt in Tongatapu.
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Friday 5 May 2006
Veitongo,Tongatapu
Tons of rubble fill the main entrance to the Free Church of Tonga at Veitongo, while the walls of the 60-year-old village church are cracked beyond repair, but this did not deter the congregation who gathered for their regular 5 a.m. service today.
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Thursday 4 May 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Injured Korean businessman, Song Sanghoom 42, considered himself lucky to be still alive today, after jumping from the second floor of the Pacific Royale Hotel, in Nuku'alofa early this morning as a Magnitude 7.9 earthquake rocked the Pacific islands from an epicentre close to Tonga.
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Thursday 4 May 2006

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
FROM OUR ARCHIVES: Tongans were shaken awake early this morning, 4 May 2006, as a Magnitude 8.0 earthquake possibly Tonga's largest on record, shook the capital, where one terrified hotel guest was hospitalised after jumping off his second floor hotel balcony during the quake.
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