Latest earthquakes in the Tonga Islands

Updated Oct 17, 2021 11:12 GMT -
During the past 30 days, Tonga was shaken by 4 quakes of magnitude 5.0 or above and 14 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0.
Biggest quake: 5.9 quake South Pacific Ocean, 109 km east of Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, Sep 21, 2021 7:34 am (GMT +13)
Most recent quake: 4.6 quake South Pacific Ocean, Tonga, Oct 13, 2021 4:31 pm (GMT +13)
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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 03:31 GMT (1 earthquake)
Oct 13, 2021 4:31 pm (GMT +13) (Oct 13, 2021 03:31 GMT)
4.6

158 km
127 km (79 mi)South Pacific Ocean, Tonga
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Monday, October 11, 2021 16:49 GMT (1 earthquake)
Oct 12, 2021 5:49 am (GMT +13) (Oct 11, 2021 16:49 GMT)
4.3

253 km
123 km (76 mi)South Pacific Ocean, Tonga
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Sunday, October 10, 2021 05:04 GMT (1 earthquake)
Oct 10, 2021 6:04 pm (GMT +13) (Oct 10, 2021 05:04 GMT)
4.3

296 km
103 km (64 mi)South Pacific Ocean, Tonga MoreMap
Friday, October 8, 2021 15:53 GMT (1 earthquake)
Oct 9, 2021 4:53 am (GMT +13) (Oct 8, 2021 15:53 GMT)
4.8

10 km
142 km (88 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 261 km northeast of Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu MoreMap
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 15:54 GMT (1 earthquake)
Oct 7, 2021 4:54 am (GMT +13) (Oct 6, 2021 15:54 GMT)
5.3

37 km
83 km (52 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 250 km southwest of Apia, Tuamasaga, Samoa 1 reportMoreMap
Monday, October 4, 2021 19:36 GMT (2 earthquakes)
Oct 5, 2021 8:36 am (GMT +13) (Oct 4, 2021 19:36 GMT)
4.8

181 km
106 km (66 mi)South Pacific Ocean, Tonga MoreMap
Oct 4, 2021 15:46 GMT
4.5

63 km
132 km (82 mi)South Pacific Ocean, Tonga MoreMap
Saturday, October 2, 2021 01:46 GMT (1 earthquake)
Oct 2, 2021 01:46 GMT
4.5

35 km
14 km (8.7 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 52 km north of Hihifo, Niuas, Tonga MoreMap
Monday, September 27, 2021 14:06 GMT (1 earthquake)
Sep 27, 2021 14:06 GMT
4.6

10 km
86 km (53 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 157 km northwest of Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu MoreMap
Saturday, September 25, 2021 15:45 GMT (2 earthquakes)
Sep 26, 2021 4:45 am (GMT +13) (Sep 25, 2021 15:45 GMT)
4.7

10 km
96 km (60 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 59 km south of Pangai, Ha‘apai, Tonga MoreMap
Sep 26, 2021 3:30 am (GMT +13) (Sep 25, 2021 14:30 GMT)
4.8

10 km
96 km (60 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 38 km south of Pangai, Ha‘apai, Tonga MoreMap
Friday, September 24, 2021 00:08 GMT (1 earthquake)
Sep 24, 2021 1:08 pm (GMT +13) (Sep 24, 2021 00:08 GMT)
4.9

10 km
191 km (119 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 151 km east of Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu MoreMap
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 15:30 GMT (2 earthquakes)
Sep 21, 2021 15:30 GMT
4.8

10 km
157 km (98 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 139 km east of Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu MoreMap
Sep 21, 2021 5:42 pm (GMT +13) (Sep 21, 2021 04:42 GMT)
4.6

320 km
47 km (29 mi)South Pacific Ocean, Tonga MoreMap
Monday, September 20, 2021 18:34 GMT (1 earthquake)
Sep 21, 2021 7:34 am (GMT +13) (Sep 20, 2021 18:34 GMT)
5.9

10 km
133 km (83 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 109 km east of Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu 1 reportMoreMap
Sunday, September 19, 2021 00:19 GMT (1 earthquake)
Sep 19, 2021 1:19 pm (GMT +13) (Sep 19, 2021 00:19 GMT)
5.1

199 km
37 km (23 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 129 km north of Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu MoreMap
Saturday, September 18, 2021 00:56 GMT (1 earthquake)
Sep 18, 2021 1:56 pm (GMT +13) (Sep 18, 2021 00:56 GMT)
5.1

70 km
14 km (8.7 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 19 km north of Hihifo, Niuas, Tonga MoreMap
Friday, September 17, 2021 16:42 GMT (1 earthquake)
Sep 18, 2021 5:42 am (GMT +13) (Sep 17, 2021 16:42 GMT)
4.3

151 km
200 km (124 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 252 km southwest of Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu MoreMap
Estimated combined seismic energy released: 6.5 x 1013 joules (18 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15487 tons of TNT or 1 atomic bombs!) More info
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