Earthquake Rattles Tonga Today Sunday December 2 2012

A moderate earthquake was reported in Tonga early Sunday by the US Geological Survey. In an email alert, the USGS said the earthquake occurred at 5:32 am PST about 27 miles beneath the surface at 20.729S 174.288W. The location was described as 109 68 miles east-northeast of Nuku'Alofa, Tonga; 145 miles south of Neiafu, Tonga; 307 miles west-southwest of Niue Island and 1627 miles west-southwest of Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia. The preliminary magnitude of the quake is 5.0. "Tonga is an archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, comprises 170 islands, 36 of them inhabited," according to its government's website. "Tonga also became known as the Friendly Islands because of the friendly reception accorded to Captain James Cook on his first visit there in 1773," the website states. "The only sovereign monarchy among the island nations of the Pacific Ocean, Tonga - uniquely among island nations in the South Pacific region - avoided formal colonisation. Tonga plans to become a fully functioning constitutional monarchy after legislative reform and a more fully representative election take place in 2010." exhibitionist, boob, flashing, steve quayle, , mud wrestling, economic collapse, nipple slips, martial law, hurricane, nip slips, frankenstorm, sandy, eclpse, mars, solar, eruptions, storm, flare, dutchsinse, alex jones, david icke, doomsday, catfight, jackpot, powerball, winner, fema, , pole shift,

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