Get our newsletter!
Check out the volcano tours offered by Volcano-Adventures!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Guaranteed tours:
23 Dec 17 - 5 Jan 2018: Desert, salt and volcanoes - Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
30 Dec 17 - 6 Jan 2018: Nyiragongo Lava Lake & Mountain Gorillas - DR Congo + Rwanda
13-26 Jan 2018: Desert, salt and volcanoes - Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
28 Jan - 4 Feb 2018: Nyiragongo Lava Lake & Mountain Gorillas - DR Congo + Rwanda
17-23 Mar 2018: Kilauea Volcano Special - Big Island, Hawaiʻi
25-29 Mar 2018: Sakurajima Volcano Special - Kyushu (Japan)
28 Apr - 3 May 2018: Aegean's Hidden Gem: Isle of Milos - Milos Island (Greece)
5-13 May 2018: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
19-27 May 2018: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
30 Sep - 6 Oct 2018: Fascination Volcano - Santorini Island (Greece)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out

Support us?


Maintaining the volcano and earthquake news sections on this website, the free Volcano Webcams tool and interactive map widget is a free-time, both time- and server cost intensive effort.
If you find the information useful and would like to support us, and help keep it alive and improve it, please consider making a small donation. Thank you!
Random pictures

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 99km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga on Monday, 30 March 2015

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 99km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga on Monday, 30 March 2015

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - 99km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga on Monday, 30 March 2015
Mar 30 10:10: Magnitude recalculated from 6.8 to 6.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 15.5 km.
Date & time: Mon, 30 Mar 08:48:26 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, March 29, 2015 20:48:26
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 15.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.5149°S / 172.9402°W [Map]
Nearest volcano: Curacoa (81 km)
Primary data source: USGS
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience with us and submit a short "I felt it" report.
You can use your GPS or device location as well to show where you were during the earthquake.
- thank you.

Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Mon, 30 Mar
Mon, 30 Mar 08:48 UTCM 6.5 / 10 kmTonga Islands[Map]GFZ
Mon, 30 Mar 08:48 UTCM 6.5 / 10 km TONGA[Map]EMSC
Mon, 30 Mar 08:48 UTCM 6.8Samoa Islands Region[Map]GeoAu

"I felt it" reports:
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Tue, 7 Apr
Tue, 7 Apr 00:46 UTCM 6.4 / 10 km - [info] (46 km)Tonga Islands
[Map]
GFZ
Tafuna (American Samoa) (314 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Closet doors shook and bed shook (via EMSC)
Fri, 12 Jun
Fri, 12 Jun 11:07 UTCM 6.0 / 40 km - [info] (59 km) TONGA
[Map]
EMSC
Pago Pago (American Samoa) (295 km NE from epicenter)(no details): It awakened the family at approximately midnight. A rock slide also occurred on th mountain behind us (via EMSC)
Sun, 18 Oct
Sun, 18 Oct 16:18 UTCM 6.0 / 25 km - [info] (73 km)Tonga Islands
[Map]
GFZ
Tombouctou (333.7 km N from epicenter) / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Tombouctou (333.7 km N from epicenter) / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Wed, 13 Jan
Wed, 13 Jan 05:56 UTCM 5.8 / 254 km - [info] (66 km) TONGA
[Map]
EMSC
Thu, 14 Jan
Thu, 14 Jan 05:39 UTCM 5.2 / 149 km - [info] (50 km)Tonga Islands
[Map]
GFZ
Sun, 24 Jan
Sun, 24 Jan 00:10 UTCM 4.6 / 35 km - [info] (32 km) TONGA[Map]EMSC
Sun, 7 Feb
Sun, 7 Feb 02:03 UTCM 5.8 / 46 km - [info]West Mata (76 km) - Tonga, Tonga IslandsTonga Islands
[Map]
GFZ
Apia (Samoa) (243 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Common for our area and the Tongan Fault (via EMSC)
Tue, 9 Feb
Tue, 9 Feb 22:35 UTCM 4.7 / 10 km - [info] (107 km) SAMOA ISLANDS REGION
[Map]
EMSC
Tue, 8 Mar
Tue, 8 Mar 05:36 UTCM 6.1 / 10 km - [info]West Mata (37 km) - Tonga, Tonga IslandsTonga Islands
[Map]
GFZ
drammen / MMI II (Very weak shaking): didnt feel anything, but there is pollution everywhere
Brigham City / not felt
Fri, 11 Mar
Fri, 11 Mar 21:56 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km - [info] (86 km)Samoa Islands Region[Map]GFZ
Mon, 14 Mar
Mon, 14 Mar 15:39 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km - [info] (109 km) SAMOA ISLANDS REGION[Map]EMSC
Sat, 26 Mar
Sat, 26 Mar 16:18 UTCM 5.5 / 21 km - [info]West Mata (33 km) - Tonga, Tonga IslandsSamoa Islands Region
[Map]
GFZ

More on VolcanoDiscovery:

Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Text and images on this webpage are copyrighted. Further reproduction and use without authorization is not consented. If you need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.
Home | Travel | Destinations | Volcanoes | Photos | Earthquakes | About | Glossary | News | Contact | Imprint || Français | Deutsch
Follow us: