Earthquake in Tonga

October 10th, 2008 - 4:07 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Earthquake in TongaThere was an earthquake in Tonga with the magnitude of 5.9 Richter scale.

The quake occurred on Thursday, October 09, 2008 at 17:50:02 UTC ( Coordinated Universal Time ) and Friday, October 10, 2008 at 06:50:02 AM at epicenter local time as reported by the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter is 75 km (50 miles) E of NUKU’ALOFA, Tonga, 275 km (170 miles) S of Neiafu, Tonga, 440 km (275 miles) E of Ndoi Island, Fiji, 2025 km (1260 miles) NNE of Auckland, New Zealand with the depth of 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program.

Previously on October 7th, 2008, there was an earthquake in Fiji with the magnitude of 4.8 Richter scale.

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