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Largest earthquakes in or near Amsterdam Island, Tongatapu, on record since 1900 - list, stats and map

Updated: Nov 15, 2022 07:00 GMT -
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Quakes since 1900:

  • 1 quake above magnitude 8
  • 4 quakes between magnitude 7 and 8
  • 107 quakes between magnitude 6 and 7
  • 902 quakes between magnitude 5 and 6
Since 1900, Amsterdam Island has had 1 quake of magnitude 8.0, 4 quakes between 7.0 and 8.0, 107 quakes between 6.0 and 7.0, and 902 quakes between 5.0 and 6.0. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 5.4 | South Pacific Ocean, 144 km E of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu -

Strongest quake: Mag. 8.0 | 48 km SE of Bangai, Pangai, Ha‘apai, Tonga -

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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 5 or higher (1014 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
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Nov 28, 2022 10:30 pm (GMT +13) (Nov 28, 2022 09:30 GMT)
5.4

44 km
184 km (114 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 144 km east of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu
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Oct 21, 2022 10:18 pm (GMT +13) (Oct 21, 2022 09:18 GMT)
5.2

151 km
46 km (29 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 40 km southwest of Bangai, Pangai, Ha‘apai, Tonga More
Sep 3, 2022 6:16 am (GMT +13) (Sep 2, 2022 17:16 GMT)
5.0

10 km
96 km (60 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 182 km northwest of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu More
Aug 9, 2022 7:05 am (GMT +13) (Aug 8, 2022 18:05 GMT)
5.2

35 km
103 km (64 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 124 km northeast of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu 2 reportsMore
Jun 20, 2022 12:49 am (GMT +13) (Jun 19, 2022 11:49 GMT)
5.5

39 km
64 km (40 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 97 km northeast of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu 1 reportMore
Apr 19, 2022 5:33 pm (GMT +13) (Apr 19, 2022 04:33 GMT)
5.9

10 km
192 km (119 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 151 km east of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu 4 reportsMore
Mar 16, 2022 1:39 pm (GMT +13) (Mar 16, 2022 00:39 GMT)
5.4

215 km
45 km (28 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 135 km northwest of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu 2 reportsMore
Mar 6, 2022 3:33 pm (GMT +13) (Mar 6, 2022 02:33 GMT)
5.0

10 km
153 km (95 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 201 km southwest of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu More
Mar 6, 2022 11:09 am (GMT +13) (Mar 5, 2022 22:09 GMT)
5.0

10 km
194 km (121 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 156 km east of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu More
Mar 1, 2022 5:38 pm (GMT +13) (Mar 1, 2022 04:38 GMT)
5.3

10 km
153 km (95 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 112 km east of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu More
Feb 16, 2022 10:28 pm (GMT +13) (Feb 16, 2022 09:28 GMT)
5.0

10 km
17 km (10.6 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 47 km northwest of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu More
Feb 6, 2022 1:42 pm (GMT +13) (Feb 6, 2022 00:42 GMT)
5.1

208 km
102 km (63 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 155 km southwest of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu 3 reportsMore
Feb 5, 2022 2:06 am (GMT +13) (Feb 4, 2022 13:06 GMT)
5.0

10 km
12 km (7.5 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 54 km northwest of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu More
Feb 2, 2022 11:26 pm (GMT +13) (Feb 2, 2022 10:26 GMT)
5.5

8.2 km
142 km (88 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 106 km east of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu More
Jan 27, 2022 1:55 pm (GMT +13) (Jan 27, 2022 00:55 GMT)
5.0

10 km
3 km (1.9 mi)South Pacific Ocean, Tonga More
Jan 20, 2022 12:23 pm (GMT +13) (Jan 19, 2022 23:23 GMT)
5.0

10 km
15 km (9.3 mi)South Pacific Ocean, Tonga More
Jan 15, 2022 5:14 pm (GMT +13) (Jan 15, 2022 04:14 GMT)
5.8
3 km (1.9 mi)South Pacific Ocean, Tonga 1 reportMore
Jan 4, 2022 3:35 pm (GMT +13) (Jan 4, 2022 02:35 GMT)
5.0

265 km
104 km (65 mi)South Pacific Ocean, Tonga More
Dec 28, 2021 12:34 am (GMT +13) (Dec 27, 2021 11:34 GMT)
5.4

10 km
181 km (112 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 139 km east of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu More
Dec 18, 2021 2:12 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 18, 2021 01:12 GMT)
5.1

10 km
132 km (82 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 107 km southeast of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu More
Dec 5, 2021 8:45 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 5, 2021 07:45 GMT)
5.3

10 km
183 km (114 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 148 km southeast of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu More
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 1.3 x 1017 joules (36427 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.1 x 107 tons of TNT or 1958.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

Latest seismic signals

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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Amsterdam Island Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Amsterdam Island?

The last earthquake in Amsterdam Island occurred 6 days ago: Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 144 km east of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, on Monday, Nov 28, 2022 at 10:30 pm (GMT +13).

How many quakes were there in Amsterdam Island since 1900?

Since 1900, Amsterdam Island, Tongatapu had 1014 quakes up to magnitude 8.0.

What was the strongest quake in Amsterdam Island since 1900?

The strongest earthquake in Amsterdam Island since 1900 occurred 17 years ago: Major magnitude 8.0 earthquake - 48 km southeast of Bangai, Pangai, Ha‘apai, Tonga, on Wednesday, May 3, 2006 at 15:26 GMT.

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