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Two earthquakes 6.3 and 5.0 near Tonga this morning

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24 May  2013  This morning a 7.3 magnitude earthquake was felt in Tonga in the early morning hours after 0600 hours local time, with a subsequent 6.3 magnitude earthquake and 5.0 aftershock occuring again in mid morning, 10:00 hrs local time.

Details of the earthquakes are as follows:

Event Time

  1. 2013-05-23 21:07:46 UTC
  2. 2013-05-23 09:07:46 UTC-12:00 at epicenter
  3. 2013-05-24 10:07:46 UTC+13:00 system time

Location

20.557°S 175.739°W depth=154.1km (95.7mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 84km (52mi) NW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga

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5.0 magnitude, 153 km depth

 

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