Friday, March 20, 2009

Tonga Earthquake (Magnitude 7.6) - John Seach

A major earthquake (Mag 7.6) hit Tonga on Friday 20th March 2009 at 06:17 hr, local time. The earthquake epicentre was located 280 km SSE of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai Volcano, which began an undersea eruption three days ago. Sea level readings confirm that a tsunami was generated. The tsunami may have been destructive along coastlines of the region near the earthquake epicentre. A tsunami warning was issued for Tonga, Niue, Kermadec Islands, American Samoa, Samoa and Fiji.
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