Magnitude 6.1 - TONGA

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2008 June 26 21:19:15 UTC

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Earthquake Details

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Location20.762°S, 173.329°W
Depth38 km (23.6 miles) set by location program
Distances200 km (125 miles) ENE of NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga
245 km (150 miles) SSE of Neiafu, Tonga
410 km (255 miles) WSW of Niue Island
2130 km (1320 miles) NE of Auckland, New Zealand
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 4.1 km (2.5 miles); depth fixed by location program
ParametersNST=306, Nph=306, Dmin=775.4 km, Rmss=0.73 sec, Gp= 25°,
M-type=centroid moment magnitude (Mw), Version=V
Event IDus2008ttck
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Earthquake Summary

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  • The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: An earthquake occurred aproximately 200 km (125 miles) ENE of NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga or 2130 km (1320 miles) NE of Auckland, New Zealand at 3:19 PM MDT, Jun 26, 2008 (Jun 27 at 10:19 AM local time in Tonga). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. There have been no reports of damage at this time.

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