Details of Disaster Information

Tonga : Earthquake : 2006/05/04
GLIDE: EQ-2006-000055-TON  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 2006/05/04
Name Earthquake
Outline 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.

Human Impact Physical Impact Others

Related Links
  • 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).