Tonga struck by 5.7 magnitude quake

 Tonga has been shaken emotionally and physically by a magnitude 5.7 earthquake this morning at 4.02 am.

It says the earthquake hit at  35km West-North-West  of Havelu, Tonga.

The  quake has been widely felt across the mainland Tongatapu, with reports of shaking from as far afield as Hahake  and Hihifo

“And… there is an earthquake!!! cannot run outside, its windy and raining there… so under the bed? ohh noo, cannot fit, … into the closet then!”, Nuku’alofa resident, Yvette Guttenbeil-Paea  wrote on Facebook.

And… there is an earthquake!!! cannot run outside, its windy and raining there… so under the bed? ohh noo, cannot fit, … into the closet then!

Posted by Yvette Guttenbeil-Paea on Monday, February 15, 2016

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Siosiua ‘Umulovo Toki compared the shaking to a quake which rattled the kingdom in 1977 an incident people who lived during that time still talked about and regarded it today as the most severe earthquake since the previous three decades. The earthquake was 7.7 magnitude.

Neu ofo hake anepo he to e fu’u mofuike lahi fkulia i Tonga ni peau manatu ai kihe ‘eku ofo hake 1977 i he holo i Atele…

Posted by Siosiua Toki on Monday, February 15, 2016

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