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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: Saturday, 26 April 2014 06:02 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 (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai (75 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.3*10^14 J (35 GWh / 30089 tons of TNT / 1.9 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 26 Apr 2014
Sat, 26 Apr 06:02 UTCM 6.1 / 38 kmTonga IslandsGFZ
Sat, 26 Apr 06:02 UTCM 6.4 / 2 km TONGAEMSC
Sat, 26 Apr 06:02 UTCM 6.3Tonga IslandsGeoAu

"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 NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)

 

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