News Release

Magnitude 6.8 TONGA

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 12:47:16 UTC

The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: An earthquake occurred 195 km (120 miles) ENE of NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga and 2130 km (1320 miles) NE of Auckland, New Zealand at 6:47 AM MDT, Nov 24, 2009 (Nov 25 at 2:47 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.

WP 6.8 (GS).

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