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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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Friday 17 February 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In the wake of Cyclone Vaianu this week, crews had restored 95 per cent of the power supply to Tongatapu, but the public should be aware of the dangers from live wires that may have been brought down by the storm, said the Shoreline Power and Distribution Ltd's General Manager, Ian Skelton today.
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Tuesday 14 February 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's capital was shut down for two days by Cyclone Vaianu, which brought damaging gale force winds and heavy rain, with flooding in many areas of southern Tonga.
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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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Tuesday 14 June 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A strong earthquake magnitude 5.7 shook Tonga this afternoon, centred 80km west of Neiafu, and felt in the capital Nuku'alofa but no damage has been reported at present.
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Wednesday 9 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This year is hotter than last year in Tonga, with the two hottest days so far this year in Tongatapu recorded on January 12-13, when the temperature reached 33 degrees celsius with 96% humidity.
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Tuesday 1 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Cyclone Lola brought strong winds to Tonga overnight damaging trees and bringing down fruit.
Wednesday 5 January 2005
Jakarta, Indonesia
We're all witnessing what tsunamis can do, but what are the lessons learned that are useful to Tonga? Before I relate my experiences below, I want you to know that Tonga is even more at the center of my thoughts and silent prayers this week. The tsunami devastation is haunting me. The number of people who have died in Aceh alone exceeds Tonga's population of 100,000! by Tupou Lindborg.
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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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Tuesday 13 January 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Cyclone Heta has left the isolated island of Niuatoputapu with a limited supply of food crops and a lot of damage to infrastructure, after passing within 45 km of the island in the early hours of January 6.
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Wednesday 7 January 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first Cyclone to threaten Tonga in 2004 moved away from the southern islands of Tongatapu yesterday to the south east after passing on a track that took it south from Tuvalu passing between Samoa and Tonga, but close to the northern island of Niuatoputapu.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
A new US$1.2 million Autonomous Meteorological Centre should be in operation at the Fua‘amotu International Airport by December. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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