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Earthquake Hazards Program

Magnitude 6.2 TONGA

Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 21:19:15 UTC

News Release

The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: An earthquake occurred aproximately 200 km (125 miles) ENE of NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga or 2130 km (1320 miles) NE of Auckland, New Zealand at 3:19 PM MDT, Jun 26, 2008 (Jun 27 at 10:19 AM local time in Tonga). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. There have been no reports of damage at this time.

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver

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