5.0 mag earthquake recorded in Lau region

The map showing the epicentre of the 5.0 magnitude earthquake that was recorded in the Lau region this morning. Picture: SUPPLIED

A 5.0 MAGNITUDE earthquake was recorded in the Lau region this morning.

The Seismology Unit of the Mineral Resources department stated the earthquake occurred at a depth of 532km.

The seismic activity was located 454km Southwest from Ono-i-Lau, 617km Southwest from Nuku’alofa in Tonga, and 730km South-Southeast from Suva.

The department stated that the moderate earthquake occurred at a deep source location and did not pose any immediate threat to the region.

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