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Monday 27 May 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan civil defence authorities called for a major evacuation of low-lying areas in Tongatapu and Ha'apai this morning, urging people to move inland to higher ground, after a strongly shaking 6.7 magnitude earthquake was felt in Tongatapu, Ha’apai, and Vava’u at 9:47 am (TOT) today, 27 May 2024. An urgent tsunami alert issued at 9:55am local time was cancelled at 11:00am, after the tsunami threat passed. So far, there have been no reports of damage or injuries.
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Friday 19 January 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An upgrade to Tonga’s Seismic Network will cover five strategically positioned stations at Nukuhetulu, Tongatapu; Mt. Talau Vava’u; Hihifo, Ha’apai; Niuafo’ou High School, Niuafo’ou; and Hihifo. Niuatoputapu, where upgrades to infrastructure will help to better monitor and detect earthquakes. The work is being funded by the World Bank through the Pacific Resilience Program (PREP).
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Friday 19 January 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 6.3 magnitude earthquake, located close to Vava'u and felt in Nuku’alofa at 11:12am this morning, Friday 19 January 2024, is posing no tsunami threat, Tonga Meteorological Service, advised.
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Thursday 27 July 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 5.8 magnitude (Mw) earthquake was felt by the people of Niuatoputapu at 1:29pm today, 27 July. There was no tsunami threat or damage. Last month there were 155 seismic events over 4Mw in the Tonga region.
Monday 3 July 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A  6.7Mw earthquake woke-up sleeping residents of Tonga last night at 11:27pm local time, 2 July. It was felt strongly in Vava'u, and more lightly in Ha'apai and Tongatapu.
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Tuesday 14 February 2023

Canberra, Australia
Tonga’s High Commissioner to Australia, Princess Latufuipeka Tuku’aho extended condolences to Turkey and Syria, after devastating earthquakes on 6 February claimed more than 36,000 lives.
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Thursday 1 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 6.7mi earthquake centred near the Vava'u Group was felt in the capital Nuku'alofa at 2:14 pm as a strong tremor. The NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre advised that there is no tsunami threat based on preliminary data.
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Thursday 23 April 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There is no tsunami threat from an earthquake 5.5 magnitude, felt in Nuku'alofa this morning, the Tonga Meteorological Service advised. The earthquake epicenter was located 121km SSE of Nuku'alofa at 11:31am Tonga local time.
Sunday 16 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is currently on a tsunami watch after a strong unverified earthquake has been felt in the vicinity of Tonga this morning Sunday 16 June. Tonga's National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) is activated. Meanwhile, the NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii forecast tsunami waves of less than 0.3 metres above tide level for Pacific Islands coasts including Tonga (forecasted) following a 7.4 magnitude earthquake in the Kermadec Islands Region. Tonga Met will broadcast updates on local radio.
Friday 31 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There was no tsunami threat from two 6.1 magnitude earthquakes felt in Nuku'alofa early this morning, the Tonga Meteorological Service advised.
Friday 7 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There was no tsunami threat for Tonga following a powerful earthquake east of the Fiji islands this morning, the Tonga Meteorological Office advised. The earthquake has been rated by Global tectonic reports among the largest deep focus earthquakes ever observed and was one of ten earthquakes over M 4.3 in the region today.
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Saturday 25 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An earthquake magnitude of 6.6 or 6.9 was felt as a short shake in the Tongan capital at 6:29 am today. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center advised that there is no tsunami warning advisory or threat, due to the depth of the earthquake at 259 miles.
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Tuesday 16 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A short tremor was felt in Tongatapu tonight at around 4:03 am. The M 5.7 earthquake rattled houses and woke people, who stayed indoors sheltering from the gale force winds and heavy rains brought to Tonga overnight by Tropical Cyclone Winston - an unusual cyclone that is worrying weather experts because it is moving north.
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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Sunday 3 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A M6.4 earthquake rattled Vava'u, in northern Tonga at 7:53am this morning, November 3, but no damage has been reported.
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Wednesday 14 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A short, strong earthquake rattled wooden buildings in Nuku'alofa, Tonga at 12:24pm today, November 14. Officers at the Tonga Met. office, confirmed that they also felt the shake at Fua'amotu Airport at 12:24 pm. Meanwhile, the USGS website reports that a 5.4m earthquake was centred 75km west of Havelu, Tonga at 21.049S and 175.932 W at a depth of 34.1 km at UTC 23:23:50.
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Thursday 3 November 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Seismic Network for Earthquake Observation in Tonga was launched yesterday at the Tonga government's Geological Services Unit at Vaololoa, Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 23 September 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A strong, shallow 6.2 magnitude earthquake shook Tonga's northern Niuafo'ou island shortly after noon. No tsunami reports have been issued at this time.
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Thursday 7 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's capital Nuku'alofa had a sleepy day today with government schools and the central market closed and few people returning to work, following this morning's tsunami alert and warning for Tonga.
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