5 magnitude offshore earthquake hits Ono-i-Lau, poses no threat

A 5 magnitude earthquake hit Matokano Village in Ono-I-Lau this morning, but did not pose any immediate threat to the Fiji region.

According to information released from the Seismology Unit of Fiji’s Mineral Resources Department, the earthquake occurred at 05:20:19 AM local time today, 240km south west from Matokano Village, Ono-I-Lau and 480 km west-south-west from Nuku’alofa, Tonga Island.

The seismic activity was considered a moderate earthquake with shallow depth source location occurred at the south of the Ono-I-Lau area, Fiji region.

The Offshore Earthquake also posed a “No Tsunami threat”.

This is the second earthquake in the Ono-i-Lau area in a span of four days.

A recent 5.3 earthquake occurred at 06.09pm local time last Wednesday 38km north west from Doi Village in Ono-i-Lau.

The seismic activity was also said to be a moderate earthquake with shallow depth source location at Ono-I-Lau area.

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