Latest earthquakes near Tonga today

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List of latest earthquakes near Tonga.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jun 18, 2024 03:05AM
(Tongatapu)
M 5.5 327 km NE
from Nuku‘alofa
Jun 17, 2024 02:48AM
(Tongatapu)
M 5.1 263 km WNW
from Nuku‘alofa
Jun 16, 2024 09:48PM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.4 266 km WNW
from Nuku‘alofa
Jun 14, 2024 12:45PM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.8 150 km NNW
from Nuku‘alofa
Jun 14, 2024 06:12AM
(Tongatapu)
M 5.1 240 km SW
from Nuku‘alofa
Jun 13, 2024 05:13PM
(Tongatapu)
M 5.0 359 km NE
from Nuku‘alofa
Jun 12, 2024 04:28AM
(Tongatapu)
M 5.2 381 km NE
from Nuku‘alofa
Jun 8, 2024 08:24AM
(Tongatapu)
M 5.1 356 km N
from Nuku‘alofa
Jun 5, 2024 10:09AM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.5 152 km ESE
from Nuku‘alofa
Jun 2, 2024 06:20PM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.3 150 km N
from Nuku‘alofa
Jun 2, 2024 08:50AM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.5 236 km N
from Nuku‘alofa
May 31, 2024 07:23PM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.4 278 km WNW
from Nuku‘alofa
May 29, 2024 02:56PM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.6 229 km NW
from Nuku‘alofa
May 29, 2024 12:45PM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.5 140 km NW
from Nuku‘alofa
May 29, 2024 02:53AM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.9 297 km SW
from Nuku‘alofa
May 27, 2024 10:47AM
(Tongatapu)
M 5.0 143 km E
from Nuku‘alofa
May 27, 2024 09:47AM
(Tongatapu)
M 6.6 195 km N
from Nuku‘alofa
May 22, 2024 10:38AM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.6 203 km E
from Nuku‘alofa
May 20, 2024 09:56AM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.4 281 km NNW
from Nuku‘alofa
May 19, 2024 11:05PM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.2 288 km W
from Nuku‘alofa
May 17, 2024 04:11PM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.3 278 km WNW
from Nuku‘alofa
May 16, 2024 08:29PM
(Tongatapu)
M 5.0 361 km W
from Nuku‘alofa
May 16, 2024 03:02PM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.1 283 km WNW
from Nuku‘alofa
May 16, 2024 06:39AM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.6 215 km SW
from Nuku‘alofa
May 15, 2024 07:46PM
(Tongatapu)
M 5.3 322 km N
from Nuku‘alofa

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Tonga

Recent Tonga Earthquake News

These are the latest articles published related to earthquakes occurring near Tonga. Check our Earthquake News section for a complete overview of articles written on earthquakes near Tonga and elsewhere.

Tonga Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
308 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 5.5
Jun 18, 2024 03:05

Average

A total of 3087 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Tonga in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 308 earthquakes per year, or 25 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Tonga roughly every 1 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Tonga in 2022. A total of 430 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Tonga that year. The strongest had a 6.2 magnitude.

Yearly Earthquakes within 300 km (186 mi) of Tonga with a magnitude of 4 or above.

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Tonga in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Tonga during this time. Usually, higher magnitudes are less common than lower magnitudes. Small earthquakes with a magnitude below 4 on the Richter scale have been omitted from this overview.

Earthquakes by magnitude near Tonga (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 2630 85.2%
Mag. 5 426 13.8%
Mag. 6 30 0.97%
Mag. 7 1 0.03%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Tonga

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7.2
On Jun 16, 2023 07:06.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 8
On May 4, 2006 04:26.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Tonga occurred on Jun 16, 2023 07:06 local time (Pacific/Tongatapu timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.2 and struck 285 kilometers (177 mi) south-west of Nuku‘alofa, at a depth of 179 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Tonga in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-8 earthquake struck on May 4, 2006 04:26, 154 kilometers (96 mi) south-west of Nuku‘alofa. It is the strongest earthquake near Tonga in the past 124 years (Our data goes back to January 1st, 1900).

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Tonga in the past 10 years. You can use the tabs to find the heaviest historic earthquakes since the year 1900 or within a specific year or distance from Tonga.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Tonga.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jun 16, 2023 07:06AM
(Tongatapu)
M 7.2 285 km SW
from Nuku‘alofa
May 27, 2024 09:47AM
(Tongatapu)
M 6.6 195 km N
from Nuku‘alofa
Nov 5, 2019 11:43AM
(Tongatapu)
M 6.6 285 km N
from Nuku‘alofa
Apr 26, 2021 11:28AM
(Tongatapu)
M 6.5 209 km WSW
from Nuku‘alofa
Apr 24, 2021 01:23PM
(Tongatapu)
M 6.5 273 km NNW
from Nuku‘alofa
Dec 24, 2018 12:08PM
(Tongatapu)
M 6.4 96 km N
from Nuku‘alofa
Jan 19, 2024 11:12AM
(Tongatapu)
M 6.4 249 km N
from Nuku‘alofa
Oct 1, 2020 02:13PM
(Tongatapu)
M 6.4 211 km NNE
from Nuku‘alofa
Nov 12, 2019 12:03PM
(Tongatapu)
M 6.2 254 km N
from Nuku‘alofa
Dec 11, 2023 07:33PM
(Tongatapu)
M 6.2 263 km N
from Nuku‘alofa

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Tonga

Earthquakes by region of Tonga

Click the links below for earthquake reports for regions in Tonga.

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near Tonga.

When was the last earthquake in Tonga?

A 5.5 magnitude earthquake hit near Tonga on the night of June 18, 2024 at 03:05 local time (Pacific/Tongatapu). The center of this earthquake was located 327km north-east of Nuku‘alofa at a depth of 10km under water in the South Pacific Ocean. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Tonga in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Tonga?

A 8 magnitude earthquake hit near Tonga on the night of May 4, 2006 at 04:26 local time (Pacific/Tongatapu). The center of this earthquake was located 154km north-east of Nuku‘alofa at a depth of 55km under water in the South Pacific Ocean. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Tonga since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Tonga?

In the past 10 years, 3087 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Tonga. This averages to 309 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 1 days.