5.2 mag quake recorded in Ono-i-Lau region

The map showing the epicentre of the earthquake that was recorded in the Ono-i-Lau region this afternoon. Picture: SUPPLIED/Mineral Resources Department

A 5.2 MAGNITUDE earthquake was recorded from Doi Village in the Ono-i-Lau region this afternoon.

The seismic activity that occurred at 12:14pm was located 341km South-Southwest from Doi Village, Ono-i-Lau; 537km Southwest from Nuku’alofa in Tonga; and 638km South-Southeast from Suva.

The Seismology Unit of the Mineral Resources department stated the earthquake occurred at a depth of 540km.

It stated the moderate earthquake with deep depth source did not pose an immediate threat to the region.

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