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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 71km NE of Nuku`alofa, Tonga on Saturday, 26 April 2014

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 67km NE of Nuku`alofa, Tonga on Saturday, 26 April 2014

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - 67km NE of Nuku`alofa, Tonga on Saturday, 26 April 2014
Date & time: Sat, 26 Apr 06:02:20 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Friday, April 25, 2014 18:02:20
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 39.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.7142°S / 174.7236°W [Map]
Nearest volcano: Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai (75 km)
Primary data source: USGS
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Sat, 26 Apr
Sat, 26 Apr 06:02 UTCM 6.1 / 38 kmTonga Islands[Map]GFZ
Sat, 26 Apr 06:02 UTCM 6.4 / 2 km TONGA[Map]EMSC
Sat, 26 Apr 06:02 UTCM 6.3Tonga Islands[Map]GeoAu

"I felt it" reports:
Spring valley, Ca / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke me from sleep. Left and heard room rattling for a couple seconds
Nuku'alofa, Tonga / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was parked in the dark and suddenly my vehicle was moving....at first I thought it was some people shaking the van, but after a while I realised it was an earthquake then immediately checked handbrake to ensure it was on. Then immediately after my husband and daughter called, even my son from New Zealand called to check if everything was okay. I went to buy something in a shop later and saw goods scattered on the floor.
Nuku'alofa, Tonga / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): Quite frightening with probably the strongest earthquake I have ever experienced in Tonga. Was inside the car and initially thought a heavy duty vehicle had bumped into us from the reat of the car before we realised it was an earthquake - and it was quite a strong one - that's how we felt - myself, sister and two teenage kids. A good amount of goods at the shop we were about to purchase from fell off their shelves. Those inside the shop and people from nearby shops shouted that it was a strong
Nuku'alofa TONGA / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Felt like it lasted a while, moderate shaking tapered off to slight shaking. Felt like waves, started to feel seasick.
neifafu, vavau, tonga (242.2 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Wed, 30 Apr
Wed, 30 Apr 01:59 UTCM 4.9 / 207 km - [info]Tofua (17 km) - Tonga Islands4.9 TONGA[Map]EMSC
Sat, 3 May
Sat, 3 May 12:36 UTCM 4.8 / 60 km - [info] (114 km)4.8 TONGA[Map]EMSC
Fri, 9 May
Fri, 9 May 10:32 UTCM 4.8 / 231.1 km - [info]Tofua (37 km) - Tonga Islands[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Sat, 10 May
Sat, 10 May 04:47 UTCM 5.1 / 45 km - [info] (125 km)5.1 FIJI REGION[Map]EMSC
Tue, 20 May
Tue, 20 May 17:33 UTCM 3.7 / 410.5 km - [info]Tofua (70 km) - Tonga Islands[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Sun, 25 May
Sun, 25 May 21:19 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km - [info]Tofua (129 km) - Tonga Islands TONGA[Map]EMSC
Tue, 27 May
Tue, 27 May 22:51 UTCM 4.7 / 159.4 km - [info] (80 km)124km WNW of Havelu, Tonga[Map]USGS
Tue, 27 May 22:52 UTCM 5.1 / 271.7 km - [info] (34 km)[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Sun, 15 Jun
Sun, 15 Jun 07:59 UTCM 4.3 / 324.2 km - [info] (103 km)[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Sat, 21 Jun
Sat, 21 Jun 23:52 UTCM 3.9 / 486.4 km - [info] (77 km)[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 25 Jun
Wed, 25 Jun 04:26 UTCM 4.1 / 313 km - [info] (64 km)[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Thu, 10 Jul
Thu, 10 Jul 07:16 UTCM 5.3 / 199 km - [info]Tofua (57 km) - Tonga IslandsTonga Islands[Map]GFZ
Thu, 10 Jul 07:16 UTCM 5.1 / 224.1 km - [info] (31 km)[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Fri, 11 Jul
Fri, 11 Jul 09:30 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km - [info] (91 km)Tonga Islands[Map]GFZ
Mon, 14 Jul
Mon, 14 Jul 18:18 UTCM 4.8 / 10 km - [info] (102 km)Tonga Islands[Map]GFZ
Thu, 17 Jul
Thu, 17 Jul 11:08 UTCM 4.9 / 132 km - [info] (45 km)Tonga Islands[Map]GFZ
Mon, 21 Jul
Mon, 21 Jul 14:54 UTCM 6.1 / 654.1 km - [info]Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai (28 km) - Tonga, Tonga Islands
[Map]
GEONET (NZ)
Tue, 22 Jul
Tue, 22 Jul 14:11 UTCM 5.0 / 208.2 km - [info] (71 km)137km NW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga[Map]USGS
Tue, 22 Jul 14:11 UTCM 5.4 / 227 km - [info] (54 km)Fiji Islands Region[Map]GFZ
Tue, 22 Jul 14:11 UTCM 4.6 / 229.6 km - [info] (148 km)[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 6 Aug
Wed, 6 Aug 09:12 UTCM 4.1 / 632 km - [info] (39 km)[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Tue, 12 Aug
Tue, 12 Aug 11:06 UTCM 4.3 / 345.1 km - [info] (38 km)[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 25 Aug
Mon, 25 Aug 03:27 UTCM 5.0 / 31 km - [info] (168 km)Tonga Islands[Map]GeoAu
Thu, 4 Sep
Thu, 4 Sep 05:33 UTCM 6.1 - [info] (234 km)Tonga Islands[Map]GeoAu
Thu, 4 Sep 17:11 UTCM 4.9 / 123 km - [info]Unnamed 20.85°S/175.53°W (19 km) - Tonga, Tonga IslandsTonga Islands[Map]GFZ
Sun, 14 Sep
Sun, 14 Sep 18:17 UTCM 5.0 / 40 km - [info] (122 km) TONGA[Map]EMSC
Sun, 14 Sep 18:17 UTCM 5.7 / 59 km - [info] (134 km)Tonga Islands[Map]GFZ
Fri, 19 Sep
Fri, 19 Sep 06:32 UTCM 4.8 / 34.9 km - [info] (155 km)106km SSE of Pangai, Tonga[Map]USGS
Mon, 22 Sep
Mon, 22 Sep 16:15 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km - [info]Tofua (115 km) - Tonga Islands65km SSE of Pangai, Tonga[Map]USGS
Thu, 2 Oct
Thu, 2 Oct 00:13 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km - [info] (119 km)57km ENE of `Ohonua, Tonga[Map]USGS
Thu, 2 Oct 07:02 UTCM 5.1 / 4 km - [info] (110 km) TONGA[Map]EMSC
Thu, 2 Oct 07:02 UTCM 5.4 / 10 km - [info] (152 km)Tonga Islands[Map]GFZ
Fri, 3 Oct
Fri, 3 Oct 18:28 UTCM 5.3 / 35 km - [info] (122 km) TONGA[Map]EMSC
Mon, 13 Oct
Mon, 13 Oct 16:12 UTCM 4.6 / 10 km - [info] (190 km)118km ESE of Pangai, Tonga[Map]USGS
Thu, 27 Nov
Thu, 27 Nov 15:05 UTCM 5.1 / 111 km - [info]Unnamed 20.85°S/175.53°W (52 km) - Tonga, Tonga IslandsTonga Islands[Map]GFZ
Sun, 14 Dec
Sun, 14 Dec 12:41 UTCM 5.4 / 239 km - [info] (86 km)Fiji Islands Region[Map]GFZ
Mon, 15 Dec
Mon, 15 Dec 05:53 UTCM 4.9 / 217 km - [info] (34 km) TONGA[Map]EMSC

 

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