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A magnitude 6.8 earthquake occurred at 12:47:16 (UTC) on Tuesday, November 24, 2009, in the Tonga region, 195 km ENE of Nuku'alofa, at a depth of 62 km.

Location 20.713S, 173.432W

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A magnitude 6.2 earthquake occurred at 10:47:13 (UTC) on Monday, November 02, 2009, south of Tonga, 330 km South of Nuku'alofa, at a depth of 10 km.

Location 24.124S, 175.135W

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A magnitude 6.2 earthquake occurred at 22:49:37 (UTC) on Monday, October 19, 2009, in the Samoa Islands region, 170 km SSW of Apia, at a depth of 10 km.

Location 15.277S, 172.178W

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A magnitude 6.1 earthquake occurred at 07:41:42 (UTC) on Monday, October 19, 2009, in the Samoa Islands region, 110 km NE of Hihifo, at a depth of 35 km.

Location 15.366S, 172.944W

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A magnitude 6.0 earthquake occurred at 18:00:22 (UTC) on Wednesday, October 14, 2009, in the Samoa Islands region, 165 km NW of Hihifo, at a depth of 10 km.

Location 14.968S, 174.919W

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A magnitude 6.3 earthquake occurred at 01:07:39 (UTC) on Friday, October 02, 2009, in the Tonga Islands region, 85 km SE of Hihifo, at a depth of 10 km.

Location 16.579S, 173.274W

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A powerful tsunami generated by an undersea earthquake killed more than two dozen people and wiped out several villages in the tropical islands of American Samoa and Samoa early on Tuesday there, according to officials and local residents who were working to assess the damage.

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An 8.3-magnitude quake struck at 17:48 GMT, generating 4.5m waves in some areas of Samoa and American Samoa.
The Samoa islands comprise two separate entities - the nation of Samoa and American Samoa, a US territory - with a total population of about 250,000 people.
A tsunami warning was issued, but it has now been cancelled.

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