5.5 magnitude earthquake recorded in Tonga region

An earthquake occurred this morning at 10:27:26 AM local time, 391 km S from Nuku’alofa, Tonga. Picture: SUPPLIED

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.

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