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Friday 9 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty-five participants joined an Emergency Shelter Kits Training from September 7-9 in Nuku'alofa aimed to build capacity on the use of emergency shelter during emergencies, disasters and recovery period.
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Tuesday 31 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
No waves were sighted on Niuatoputapu after three large earthquakes were reported between Niuatoputapu and Samoa last night, Sione Fo’iakau from Hihifo told Matangi Tonga today.
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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Tuesday 1 October 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A short strong tremor was felt in Nuku'alofa this morning but no damage has been reported. The USGS Earthquake Information Center recorded a deep M5.4 earthquake centred 38km north east of Nuku'alofa at a local time of 11:41am.
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Friday 24 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A strong 7.4Mw tremor rattled Nuku'alofa before dawn for over a minute starting at 6:19am. Two aftershocks, including 6.6Mw were felt in Nuku'alofa after 10:00am. The first 7.4Mw earthquake was centred south of Fiji and Tonga at a depth of about 170km-208km in an area of the Tonga-Kermadec arc that has frequent moderate to large deep earthquakes. The deep earthquakes are generally less hazardous than shallow earthquakes.
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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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Monday 19 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chinese Government has declared a mourning period from May 19-21, 2008, following a strong earthquake that hit Sichuan Province of China on May 12 claiming the lives of thousands of people.
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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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Tuesday 3 January 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A major undersea earthquake occurred close to Tonga and Fiji, at at 11:13:40 am Tonga time (10:13:40 am Fiji time) this morning January 3. The quake shook buildings in central Nuku'alofa for a few seconds, but so far no damage has been reported, and none was immediately obvious.
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Thursday 6 October 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A strong earthquake measuring 6.1 occurred close to Nuku'alofa, at 11.07 p.m. local time last night, but no damage has been reported.
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Wednesday 5 January 2005
Los Angeles, USA
The deadly Asian earthquake may have permanently accelerated the Earth's rotation - shortening days by a fraction of a second - and caused the planet to wobble on its axis, U.S. scientists said on Tuesday.
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