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Mw 5.5 Earthquake, Green alert in Tonga on 16 Jul 2017 17:06 UTC
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Earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude strikes off Tonga-USGS
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 05:24:00 +0200   trust (en)

SYDNEY, July 17 (Reuters) - An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck off the South Pacific island nation of Tonga on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake, at a depth of 97 km (60 miles), was located 180 km (112 miles) south-southwest of Neita in Tonga.

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5.2 mag earthquake in Tonga region
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:03:00 +0200   fijitimes (en)

Update: 7:53PM A MODERATE earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter Scale was recorded in the Tonga region this afternoon. The seismic activity was located 569km East from Ono-i-Lau, 214km East-northeast from Nukua'lofa, Tonga and 907km East-southeast from Suva. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10km.

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Earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude strikes off Tonga: USGS
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:48:00 +0200   nna-en (en)

NNA - An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck off the South Pacific island nation of Tonga on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake, at a depth of 97 km (60 miles), was located 180 km (112 miles) south-southwest of Neita in Tonga.

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Registrado un terremoto de magnitud 5,6 frente a las costas de Tonga
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 05:40:00 +0200   teinteresa (es)

Un terremoto de magnitud 5,6 en la escala de Richter ha sacudido este lunes las costas de Tonga , situada en el Pacífico Sur, sin que por el momento haya informaciones sobre víctimas o daños materiales. El epicentro del terremoto se ha ubicado 126 kilómetros al sureste de la localidad de Pangai y....

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Registrado un terremoto de magnitud 5,6 frente a las costas de Tonga
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 05:26:00 +0200   diariosigloxxi (es)

MADRID, 17 (EUROPA PRESS) Un terremoto de magnitud 5,6 en la escala de Richter ha sacudido este lunes las costas de Tonga , situada en el Pacífico Sur, sin que por el momento haya informaciones sobre víctimas o daños materiales. El epicentro del terremoto se ha ubicado 126 kilómetros al sureste de la....

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5.6-magnitude earthquake strikes off Tonga
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 05:14:00 +0200   xinhuanet_en (en)

HONG KONG, July 17 (Xinhua) -- A 5.6-magnitude earthquake jolted off Pangai, Tonga , at 01:20 GMT on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicenter, with a depth of 10.0 km, was initially determined to be at 20.3929 degrees south latitude and 173.3211 degrees west longitude.

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Earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude strikes off Tonga - USGS
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 05:06:00 +0200   channelnewsasia (en)

SYDNEY: An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck off the South Pacific island nation of Tonga on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake, at a depth of 97 km (60 miles), was located 180 km (112 miles) south-southwest of Neita in Tonga.

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Registrado un terremoto de magnitud 5,6 frente a las costas de Tonga
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 04:53:00 +0200   Expansion (es)

MADRID, 17 (EUROPA PRESS) Un terremoto de magnitud 5,6 en la escala de Richter ha sacudido este lunes las costas de Tonga , situada en el Pacífico Sur, sin que por el momento haya informaciones sobre víctimas o daños materiales. El epicentro del terremoto se ha ubicado 126 kilómetros al sureste de la....

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03:47 World Earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude strikes off Tonga - USGS
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 04:49:00 +0200   euronews-en (en)

SYDNEY (Reuters) – An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck off the South Pacific island nation of Tonga on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake, at a depth of 97 km (60 miles), was located 180 km (112 miles) south-southwest of Neita in Tonga.

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Earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude strikes off Tonga - USGS
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 04:38:00 +0200   thestar-my (en)

Monday, 17 July 2017 | MYT 9:51 AM Earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude strikes off Tonga - USGS. SYDNEY (Reuters) - An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck off the South Pacific island nation of Tonga on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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Earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude strikes off Tonga
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 04:26:00 +0200   straitstimesSG (en)

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck off the South Pacific island nation of Tonga on Monday, the US Geological Survey said. The quake, at a depth of 97 km, was located 180 km south-southwest of Neita in Tonga. No tsunami warning was issued and there were no....

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Earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude strikes off Tonga: USGS
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 04:18:00 +0200   reuters (en)

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck off the South Pacific island nation of Tonga on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake, at a depth of 97 km (60 miles), was located 180 km (112 miles) south-southwest of Neita in Tonga.

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FLASH: 6.1-MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE STRIKES OFF TONGA -- USGS
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 04:01:00 +0200   xinhuanet_en (en)

. FLASH: 6.1-MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE STRIKES OFF TONGA -- USGS.

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Twitter reaction

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Tweets mentioning secondary effects

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