5.5 magnitude earthquake recorded in Tonga region
9 September, 2018, 4:33 pm
A MODERATE 5.5 magnitude earthquake with shallow depth source location occurred in the Nuku’alofa region in Tonga at 10.26am today.
The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10km, and located 391km South from Nuku’alofa, 578km Southeast from Doi Village in Ono-I-Lau, Lau, and 977km South-southeast from Suva.
The Seismology Unit of the Mineral Resources department stated that this seismic activity did not pose any immediate threat to the Fiji region.