Magnitude 6.9 - TONGA

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2008 October 19 05:10:33 UTC

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Earthquake Details

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Location21.864°S, 173.814°W
Depth29 km (18.0 miles) set by location program
Distances165 km (105 miles) ESE of NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga
355 km (220 miles) S of Neiafu, Tonga
525 km (325 miles) ESE of Ndoi Island, Fiji
1995 km (1240 miles) NE of Auckland, New Zealand
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 4.5 km (2.8 miles); depth fixed by location program
ParametersNST=353, Nph=353, Dmin=906.7 km, Rmss=0.88 sec, Gp= 29°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=Q
Event IDus2008yiap
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Felt (IV) at Nuku'alofa and also felt at Vaini.

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