Powerful 6.5 earthquake srikes off Tonga

A powerful magnitude 6.5 earhtquake has struck off Tonga 26 April 2014 at 21:02  but causing no reported damage or casualties.

The US Geological Service says the earthquake hit right at the north east of Tonga, 20.717S 174.673W with 10km depth.

It was 71 km (44 mi) NE of Nuku`alofa, Tonga, 777 km (481 mi) ESE of Suva, Fiji, 787 km (487 mi) SE of Lambasa, Fiji, 821 km (509 mi) SSW of Tafuna, American Samoa and 822 km (509 mi) SSW of Apia, Samoa.

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Ongoongo Faka-Tonga / News in Tongan

Na'e to ha mofuike lahi 'i Tonga 'i he taimi 7.02 'o e efiafi ni Tusite 26. Na'e 'ilonga 'aupito 'a e mofuike ni fakatatau ki he fakamatala kuo tanaki ka 'oku te'eki lipooti ha maumau 'e hoko. Te mau tau tuku atu pe 'a e ngaahi fakamatala 'i ha'ane maau malie mai

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