Earthquakes in TongaIn Tonga there are partly large earthquakes with strengths of more than 7.0, which cause damages within a radius of over 100 kilometers. Due to the special tectonic situation of the country, there are more earthquakes than average. 8 earthquakes also caused a subsequent tsunami, which claimed further lifes and damages.
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Earthquakes in Tonga since 1950The strongest earthquake in Tonga happened on 05/03/2006 in the region Tonga Islands with a magnitude of 7.9 on the Richter scale. The earthquake also triggered a tsunami with further victims and destructions.
|03/19/2009||Tonga Islands||40 km||7.6||0|
|05/03/2006||Tonga Islands||40 km||7.9||0|
|10/14/1997||Tonga Islands||18 km||7.7||0|
|10/06/1987||Tonga Islands||6 km||7.3||0|
|12/19/1982||Tonga Trench||54 km||7.7||0|
|10/10/1977||Tonga Trench||53 km||7.2||0|
|06/22/1977||Tonga Trench||33 km||7.2||1|
|10/11/1975||S Of Tonga||15 km||7.8||0|
|12/14/1950||Tonga Islands||46 km||7.7||0|
These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Several data have been summarized and translated.