Articles tagged "tonga"

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Extremely dangerous Category 4 Tropical Cyclone "Gita" slams into Tonga

Tropical Storm "Gita" passed near Samoa and American Samoa on February 10 and 11 dropping heavy rain and causing flooding and widespread damage. Gita reached Tonga on Monday evening, February 12, 2018 (local time) as Category 4 tropical cyclone with...

February 12, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Tonga

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Tonga at 12:00 UTC on October 18, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 46 km (28.6 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located...

October 18, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Tonga

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Tonga at 14:04 UTC on October 8, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). GFZ is reporting M5.7 at the same depth. According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 154.3 km (95.9...

October 08, 2017

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Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Tonga region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit Tonga region at 17:42 UTC on June 25, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 38.3 km (23.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was...

June 25, 2017

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Strong and deep M6.9 earthquake hits Fiji - Tonga region

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.9 hit Fiji - Tonga region at 17:28 UTC on February 24, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 396.1 km (246.1 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.9 at a depth of 400 km (248.5 miles). According to the USGS, the...

February 24, 2017

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Submarine eruption detected near Tonga

A new submarine eruption is taking place about 30 km (18.6 miles) north of Tonga's main island Tongatapu. It seems to have started on January 23, 2017. According to GeoNet, this volcano has been called 'Submarine Volcano III' in historic reports....

January 31, 2017

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Tonga region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near Tonga at 13:41 UTC on July 10, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located 140 km (87.0 miles) NE of Hihifo, Tonga, 176 km (109.4 miles) SW of Apia,...

July 10, 2016

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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake registered near Tonga, Pacific Ocean

USGS registered strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake near Tonga, Pacific Ocean at 12:25 UTC on July 6, 2015. Preliminary report mentions depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).Epicenter was located 76 km (47 miles) NE of `Ohonua, 83 km (52 miles) ENE of Nuku`alofa, Tonga and 798 km (

July 06, 2015

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Deep M6.5 earthquake registered near Ndoi Island, Fiji

A strong and deep earthquake registered as M6.5 by USGS hit near Ndoi Island, Fiji at 21:28 UTC on June 21, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 563.5 km (350.1 miles.). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude at a depth of 553 km (343 miles).According to the USGS, epicenter w

June 21, 2015

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake registered off the coast of Hihifo, Tonga

A shallow M6.1 earthquake was registered by Geoscience Australia off the coast of Hihifo, Tonga at 11:07 UTC on June 12, 2015. The agency is reporting depth of 35 km (21.7 miles). Preliminary report by USGS mentions M6.3 at a depth of 28.6 km (17.8 miles).According to t

June 12, 2015

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Strong M6.1 earthquake registered near Tonga

A strong and deep M6.1 earthquake at a depth of 200 km (124 miles) was registered by Geoscience Australia near Tonga at 00:30 UTC on May 20, 2015. USGS registered it as M6.0 at a depth of 80.3 km (112.0 miles).According to the USGS, epicenter was located 128km (80mi) WN

May 20, 2015

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Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hits Tonga region

A strong and shallow earthquake Mwp6.5 (Geoscience Australia) hit Tonga region at 00:46 UTC on April 7, 2015. Geoscience Australia is reporting depth of 0 km. USGS is reporting this earthquake as M5.8 at a depth of 10 km.According to the USGS, epicenter was located 100

April 07, 2015

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New island being formed by Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai eruption

Continuous volcanic eruptions of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai which started mid-December 2014 are creating a new island about 65 km northwest of Nuku’alofa, Tonga. As of January 15, 2015 the island was more than 1 km long, about 2 km wide and around 100 meters hi

January 17, 2015

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Undersea eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai sends ash up to 6 km a.s.l.

An undersea volcano Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai, located about 60 km (40 miles) north of Tongatapu, Tonga began erupting in late December 2014. On January 6, 2015, Wellington VAAC said observed volcanic ash is reaching an altitude of 6 km.The two small volcanic

January 06, 2015

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Large eruption of Tonga's active undersea volcano Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai

A large volcanic eruption is currently taking place at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai undersea volcano near Tonga's capital Nuku'alofa. The volcano is indeed sending ash and steam high into the sky today, however, no official advisory was available at the press time

December 30, 2014

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Very strong and deep M6.9 earthquake registered in Fiji region

A very strong and deep earthquake measuring M6.9 (downgraded from M7.1) on the Richter scale was registered in Fiji region on November 1, 2014 at 18:57 UTC. USGS is reporting depth of 434.4 km (269.9 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.9 at depth of 471 km.Epic

November 01, 2014

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M6.1 earthquake registered near Hihifo, Tonga

A strong earthquake measuring M6.1 on the Richter scale was registered in Tonga region on October 28, 2014 at 03:15 UTC (15:15 local time). USGS reports depth of 35 km (21.7 miles). Geoscience Australia preliminary report mentions M6.0 quake.Epicenter was located 129 km

October 28, 2014

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Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hit Tonga

A strong and shallow earthquake measuring M6.0 on the Richter scale hit Tonga region on September 4, 2014, at 05:33 UTC. USGS is reporting depth of 11.8 km (7.4 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.1 at depth of 9 km. EMSC is reporting M6.0 at depth of 2 km.&nbs

September 04, 2014

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Magnitude 6.0 earthquake registered off the coast of Hihifo, Tonga

Deep earthquake measuring M6.0 (USGS) on the Richter scale was registered off the coast of Hihifo, Tonga, on July 19, 2014, at 12:27 UTC. USGS is reporting depth of 219.8 km (136.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 earthquake at depth of 220 km.Epicenter was located&n

July 19, 2014

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Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hit Tonga

Strong and shallow earthquake measuring M6.5 struck Tonga on April 26, 2014 at 06:02 UTC. Epicenter was located 71 km (44 miles) NE of Nuku`alofa, Tonga and 777 km (483 miles) ESE of Suva, Fiji. USGS reported depth of 10 km. EMSC is reporting M6.4 at dept

April 26, 2014

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Tropical Cyclone Ian impacts Tonga

Powerful and rare Category 5 tropical cyclone is starting to affect northern Tonga archipelago. Tropical Cyclone Ian is a first cyclone of the South Pacific season, which typically runs from November through April. The Met

January 11, 2014

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M 6.4 earthquake occurred near Neiafu, Tonga

Strong earthquake registered as M 6.4 (USGS) occurred off Neiafu, Tonga at 18:53 UTC on November 2, 2013. The epicenter was located 152 km (94 miles) ESE of Neiafu, Tonga and 596 km (370 miles) S of Apia, Samoa at coordinates 19.157°S 172.642°W.

November 02, 2013

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Strong and deep earthquake M 7.4 struck Tonga

A strong and deep earthquake M 7.4 struck south of Tonga on May 23, 2013 at 17:19 UTC. By preliminary reports USGS measured depth at 171 km, EMSC is reporting 179 km. Epicenter was located at the sea, 255km (158mi) SW of Vaini, Tonga

May 23, 2013

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M 6.5 earthquake struck near Neiafu, Tonga

Deep M 6.5 earthquake struck near neiafu, Tonga on May 11, 2013 at 20:46 UTC. The epicenter was 139km (86miles) NW of Neiafu, Tonga 153km (219miles) N of Nuku`alofa, Tonga and 576km (358miles) SW of Apia, Samoa,  at coordinates 17.944°S 175.075°W. The

May 11, 2013

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Magnitude 6.1 shallow earthquake hit Tonga region

Shallow earthquake with recorded Magnitude 6.1 hit Tonga region on November 17, 2012 at 05:12 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was located 174 km (108 miles) ENE of Neiafu, Tonga and 473 km (293 miles) SSW of Tafuna, American Samoa at coordinates 18.311°S,

November 17, 2012

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World shaking: Two strong and deep earthquakes struck South Pacific, Northern Italy still active... May 29, 2012

During last 12 hours two strong and deep earthquakes were recorded by seismograms in South Pacific region.On May 28, 2012 at 21:47 UTC magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck Tonga. According to USGS epicenter was located 158 km (98 miles) NNW of NUKU`ALOFA, Tonga

May 29, 2012

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Strong and deep M6.4 earthquake struck Tonga region

Strong and deep earthquake with magnitude 6.4 struck Tonga region on April 28, 2012. Epicenter was located 78 km (48 miles) W of Neiafu, Tonga (18.643°S, 174.725°W). Recorded depth was 129.4 km (80.4 miles) by USGS.Earthquake was harmless for shaking damage and

April 28, 2012

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Magnitude 6.0 earthquake at Niuatoputapu, Tonga

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake occur  20 km out of the Niuatoputapu coast, an island belonging to Tonga.  According to USGS epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) SSW of Hihifo, Tonga, 272 km (169 miles) N of Neiafu, Tonga and 346 km (214 miles) SW of APIA, Samoa

December 26, 2011

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Magnitude 6.2 - Very strong shallow earthquake near Niuafo’ou volcano (Tonga)

Initially magnitude 6.8, later downgraded by USGS to 6.2 and finaly earthquake hit  Tonga archipelago  at 23:07:03 UTC. The epicentre was located  382 km (238 miles) NNW (338°) from Neiafu, Tonga, 423 km (263 miles) WSW (244°) from APIA, Samoa (15.449°S,

September 22, 2011

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Unusually strong seismic activity in first days of September

 16 earthquakes magnitude 5+ (Japan, Panama, South Africa, Kuril Islands, Chile, South Sandwich Islands, Fox Islands, Santa Cruz Islands, Indonesia, Scotia Sea)7 earthquakes magnitude 6+ (Sumatra, Tonga, Vanuatu, South Sandwich Islands, Fox Islands,

September 05, 2011

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Earthquake 6.3 struck near Tonga

An earthquake magnitude 6.3  struck Tonga region with epicentre 73 km (45 miles) NNE of Hihifo, Tonga and 254 km (157 miles) SW of Apia, Samoa (15.291°S, 173.618°W) at depth of 27.2 km (16.9 miles) according to

September 05, 2011

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Ash cloud rose 1.2 km from Tofua volcano on Tonga

Based on information from Tonga Meteorological Services and pilot observations, the Wellington VAAC reported that a cloud from Tofua rose to an altitude of 1.2 km (4,000 ft). The low, forested Tofua Island in the central part of the Tonga Islands group is the...

July 22, 2011