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Duration2006/05/04 A massive magnitude 7.8 earthquake rocked the South Pacific island nation of Tonga on Thursday, triggering international warnings of a potentially lethal tsunami -- but those messages failed to reach the tiny nation.
Country or DistrictTonga

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  • BBC NEWS 2005/05/04
    A strong earthquake measuring 8.0 has rocked the Pacific island nation of Tonga, but initial fears that it might trigger a tsunami have receded.
Geographycal Data Information
  • USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
    A great earthquake occurred about 160 km (100 miles) NE of NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga at 9:26 AM MDT, May 3, 2006 (May 04 at 4:26 AM local time in Tonga).
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