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Public Notice

Seismic Network/Stations Upgrade for Tonga

Nuku’alofa, Tonga – The Natural Resources Division of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, in collaboration with the Ministry of MEIDECC- Tonga Meteorological Services, is undergoing the upgrade of Tonga’s Seismic Network. This initiative is generously funded by the World Bank through the Pacific Resilience Program (PREP). It symbolizes a united commitment to strengthening our seismic monitoring capabilities.

The seismic stations or network upgrade involves enhancing and modernizing the infrastructures that monitor and detect earthquakes, ensuring more accurate and efficient earthquake-related data collection.

Key Highlights:
  • Objective: Aiming to elevate the functionality and reliability of existing seismic stations through a comprehensive upgrade and maintenance program.
  • Seismic Stations: The upgrade will cover five strategically positioned stations at Nukuhetulu - Tongatapu, Mt Talau- Vava’u, Hihifo- Ha’apai, Niuafo’ou High School- Niuafo’ou, Hihifo- Niuatoputapu.

This initiative reflects our unwavering commitment to fortifying Tonga's seismic monitoring capabilities and ensuring the resilience of our nation. The upgraded stations are poised to play a pivotal role in enhancing Tonga's early warning, preparedness, and response to seismic activities.

For more information, please contact the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources at +(676) 7401301 or visit our website at