* Astronomy

Members Login
Post Info TOPIC: Tonga Quake


L

Posts: 131433
Date:
RE: Tonga Quake
Permalink  
 


A strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake occurred at 03:06:20 (UTC) on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 in Tonga, 145 km East North-East of Nuku'alofa, at a depth of 35 km.

Location 20.569S, 174.000W

__________________


L

Posts: 131433
Date:
Permalink  
 

THE early warning system created to prevent a repeat of the devastation caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami has failed its first big test.

Operators of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre in Hawaii admitted yesterday that the system had failed to warn Tonga after a powerful 7.8-magnitude quake rocked the Pacific republic early yesterday.

Read more

__________________


L

Posts: 131433
Date:
Permalink  
 

A strong magnitude 6.03 earthquake occurred at 11:25:30 (UTC) on Thursday, May 4, 2006 in the Tonga region, 135 km ENE of Nuku'alofa, at a depth of 37.9 km.

Location 20.516S, 174.104W

__________________


L

Posts: 131433
Date:
Permalink  
 

Tsunami warning cancelled

__________________


L

Posts: 131433
Date:
Permalink  
 

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued alerts for the islands of Tonga, Niue, American Samoa, Samoa, Fiji, and Wallis-Futuna, and New Zealand

The tsunami may have begun to affect these regions as early as 1600 GMT.

However, the geological centre has said that "it is not known that a tsunami was generated" by the earthquake.

__________________


L

Posts: 131433
Date:
Permalink  
 

A large magnitude 8.0 earthquake occurred on Wednesday, May 3, 2006 at 15:26:35 UTC, ( Thursday, May 4, 2006 at 4:26:35 am local time), in the Tonga region, 155 km south of Neiafu., and at a depth of 16.1 kms.

Location 20.035S, 174.227W

__________________


L

Posts: 131433
Date:
Permalink  
 

A strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake occurred at 19:33:19 (UTC) on Sunday, April 30, 2006 in Tonga, 75 km ENE of Hihifo, at a depth of 10 km.

Location 15.579S, 173.140W

__________________


L

Posts: 131433
Date:
Permalink  
 

A strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake occurred at 08:07:55 (UTC) on Wednesday, March 5, 2005 in Tonga, 125 km NNW of NUKU'ALOFA, at a depth of 197.2 km.

Location 20.077S, 175.667W

__________________


L

Posts: 131433
Date:
Permalink  
 

A strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake occurred at 10:07:21 (UTC) on Wednesday, October 5, 2005 in Tonga, 115 km East North-East of NUKU'ALOFA, at a depth of 10 km.

Location 20.572 °S, 174.295 °W

__________________


L

Posts: 131433
Date:
Permalink  
 

A strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake occurred at 09:56:12 (UTC) on Saturday, August 6, 2005, in Tonga at a Depth of 195.8 km.


Location 19.612°S, 175.905°W


__________________
«First  <  14 5 6 | Page of 6  sorted by
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.



Create your own FREE Forum
Report Abuse
Powered by ActiveBoard