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Latest earthquakes in the Tonga Islands

Updated: Nov 26, 2022 20:50 GMT -
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In the past 24 hours, Tonga had one quake of magnitude 4.6. Look up quakes in the past 30 days!
A light magnitude 4.6 earthquake occurred in South Pacific Ocean, Tonga, 10 hours ago.

Strongest quake today: Mag. 4.6 | South Pacific Ocean, 78 km SE of Hihifo, Niuas, Tonga -

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Saturday, November 26, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 26, 2022 11:36 pm (GMT +13) (Nov 26, 2022 10:36 GMT)

47 km
South Pacific Ocean, 78 km southeast of Hihifo, Niuas, Tonga
Estimated combined seismic energy released: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy

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Seismic station: Folaha (Nukuhetulu) (TNG1/YC network) | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Folaha (Nukuhetulu): seismogram of vertical movement last 60 minutes (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) last 60 minutes. Source: IRIS query builder webtool
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Tonga Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Tonga?

The last earthquake in Tonga occurred 10 hours ago: Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 78 km southeast of Hihifo, Niuas, Tonga, on Saturday, Nov 26, 2022 at 11:36 pm (GMT +13).

How many quakes were there in Tonga today?

In the past 24 hours, Tonga had 1 quakes up to magnitude 4.6.

What was the strongest quake in Tonga today?

The strongest earthquake in Tonga today occurred 10 hours ago: Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 78 km southeast of Hihifo, Niuas, Tonga, on Saturday, Nov 26, 2022 at 11:36 pm (GMT +13).

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