03 May, 2006

Tonga Quake Analysis from WAPMERR

Max Wyss, the director of WAPMERR has mentioned that according to their calculations, the cities most affected would be Pangai, Nukualofa, Bukutala & Mua. He also sent in the following analysis for this quake:

"From The depth of this earthquake, it seems somewhat shallow compared to the 25 km more typical for this kind of tectonic event. The extent of the rupture is not known yet. If it ruptured to the South, the losses might be larger than indicated."

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