5.3 earthquake felt in Vava’u

Vava’uans have reported feeling a magnitude 5.3 earthquake that struck the northern island of Tonga this morning but there were no reports of injuries or damage and the meteorological agency did not issue a tsunami warning.

The quake struck at  2:22am August 8  and was centred about 67km (42mi) north north west of Neiafu and 356km (221mi) north north east  of Nukuʻalofa, earthquake.usgs said.

A dozen of people in Vavaʻu reported feeling the earthquake.

Tongan-Australian cameraman Paula Moimoi Latu who is currently in Vavaʻu took to Facebook. He said: “I think I just felt an earthquake in Vavaʻu Lahi just now about 3:22am? A sign of the times (Matthew 24:7) as well as still feeling dizzy from the boat trip from Niuafo’ou!”

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