Magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit Tonga

An earthquake, confirmed to have hit near Tonga early this morning, was questioned on social media whether it was widely felt or not.

The earthquake  had a magnitude of 6.9  and it struck at 7.57am in the South Pacific on Sunday, 186 miles (300 km) west-northwest of Tonga, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

There was no immediate tsunami alert following the quake, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre.

The quake was 259 miles (417 km) deep, according to USGS.

On Facebook, ‘Isileli Latu Tangulu said: “A little quake in Tonga about just now. Wonder if anybody else noticing it or just me”.

Noelita Julienne Angianga said: “Earthquake [in] Tonga. Lolz”. 

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