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List of latest earthquakes near Nuku‘alofa.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
May 20, 2024 09:56AM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.4 281 km NNW
from Nuku‘alofa
May 17, 2024 04:11PM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.3 278 km WNW
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 5.3 363 km NNE
from Nuku‘alofa
May 15, 2024 07:46PM
(Tongatapu)
M 5.3 322 km N
from Nuku‘alofa
May 12, 2024 12:49AM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.9 231 km NNW
from Nuku‘alofa
May 11, 2024 04:33AM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.3 271 km W
from Nuku‘alofa
May 11, 2024 03:19AM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.8 170 km ENE
from Nuku‘alofa
May 8, 2024 01:09PM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.7 108 km NW
from Nuku‘alofa
May 7, 2024 10:18PM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.3 188 km WNW
from Nuku‘alofa
May 5, 2024 08:13PM
(Tongatapu)
M 5.7 216 km NNW
from Nuku‘alofa
May 5, 2024 10:18AM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.5 222 km NNW
from Nuku‘alofa
May 4, 2024 05:32PM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.9 179 km ENE
from Nuku‘alofa
Apr 30, 2024 08:28PM
(Tongatapu)
M 5.1 218 km ENE
from Nuku‘alofa
Apr 30, 2024 01:15AM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.4 246 km SSW
from Nuku‘alofa
Apr 29, 2024 06:56PM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.6 155 km ESE
from Nuku‘alofa
Apr 29, 2024 01:55AM
(Tongatapu)
M 5.2 168 km WSW
from Nuku‘alofa
Apr 28, 2024 07:07AM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.3 254 km WNW
from Nuku‘alofa
Apr 28, 2024 03:36AM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.9 178 km NNW
from Nuku‘alofa
Apr 28, 2024 03:05AM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.1 210 km ENE
from Nuku‘alofa
Apr 27, 2024 02:25PM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.3 203 km N
from Nuku‘alofa
Apr 26, 2024 12:46AM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.3 290 km NW
from Nuku‘alofa
Apr 24, 2024 06:53PM
(Tongatapu)
M 5.4 260 km N
from Nuku‘alofa
Apr 21, 2024 05:55AM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.0 284 km WNW
from Nuku‘alofa

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Nuku‘alofa

Recent Nuku‘alofa Earthquake News

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Nuku‘alofa Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
308 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4.4
May 20, 2024 09:56

Average

A total of 3082 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Nuku‘alofa, Tongatapu 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 Nuku‘alofa roughly every 1 days.

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

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Nuku‘alofa in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Nuku‘alofa 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 Nuku‘alofa (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 2628 85.27%
Mag. 5 424 13.76%
Mag. 6 29 0.94%
Mag. 7 1 0.03%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Nuku‘alofa

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 Nuku‘alofa 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 Nuku‘alofa 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 Nuku‘alofa 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 Nuku‘alofa, Tongatapu 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 Nuku‘alofa.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Nuku‘alofa.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Jun 16, 2023 07:06AM
(Tongatapu)
M 7.2 285 km SW
from Nuku‘alofa
Nov 5, 2019 11:43AM
(Tongatapu)
M 6.6 285 km N
from Nuku‘alofa
Apr 24, 2021 01:23PM
(Tongatapu)
M 6.5 273 km NNW
from Nuku‘alofa
Apr 26, 2021 11:28AM
(Tongatapu)
M 6.5 209 km WSW
from Nuku‘alofa
Oct 1, 2020 02:13PM
(Tongatapu)
M 6.4 211 km NNE
from Nuku‘alofa
Jan 19, 2024 11:12AM
(Tongatapu)
M 6.4 249 km N
from Nuku‘alofa
Dec 24, 2018 12:08PM
(Tongatapu)
M 6.4 96 km N
from Nuku‘alofa
May 25, 2015 03:39AM
(Tongatapu)
M 6.2 210 km NNW
from Nuku‘alofa
Dec 11, 2023 07:33PM
(Tongatapu)
M 6.2 263 km N
from Nuku‘alofa
Jan 27, 2022 07:40PM
(Tongatapu)
M 6.2 255 km NNW
from Nuku‘alofa

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Nuku‘alofa

Nearest earthquakes from Nuku‘alofa

These are the earthquakes with their epicenter nearest to Nuku‘alofa, Tongatapu. You can use the buttons to find nearby earthquakes for a specific year or with a specific magnitude.

List of nearest earthquakes from Nuku‘alofa.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Feb 10, 2017 08:18PM
(Tongatapu)
M 5.3 12 km S
from Nuku‘alofa
Aug 15, 2020 10:59AM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.2 16 km WSW
from Nuku‘alofa
Apr 30, 2020 05:45PM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.7 20 km NW
from Nuku‘alofa
Feb 20, 2022 02:00AM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.6 20 km S
from Nuku‘alofa
Jan 22, 2022 01:50PM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.6 20 km WSW
from Nuku‘alofa
Jan 19, 2022 11:01AM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.6 26 km NW
from Nuku‘alofa
Oct 28, 2017 01:34AM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.9 26 km N
from Nuku‘alofa
Feb 18, 2016 12:15AM
(Tongatapu)
M 4.9 28 km NNW
from Nuku‘alofa
Jan 20, 2022 06:32PM
(Tongatapu)
M 5.0 29 km NNW
from Nuku‘alofa
Nov 28, 2014 04:05AM
(Tongatapu)
M 5.2 30 km WNW
from Nuku‘alofa

Map of Nearest Earthquakes from Nuku‘alofa

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near Nuku‘alofa.

When was the last earthquake in Nuku‘alofa, Tongatapu?

A 4.4 magnitude earthquake hit near Nuku‘alofa on the morning of May 20, 2024 at 09:56 local time (Pacific/Tongatapu). The center of this earthquake was located 281km north-northwest 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 Nuku‘alofa, Tongatapu in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Nuku‘alofa, Tongatapu?

A 8 magnitude earthquake hit near Nuku‘alofa 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 Nuku‘alofa since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Nuku‘alofa, Tongatapu?

In the past 10 years, 3082 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Nuku‘alofa. This averages to 308 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 1 days.