Earthquake felt in Tonga no tsunami alert

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake 152 km from Pangai, Ha’apai and Tongatapu was felt in capital city Nuku’alofa this afternoon.

It had a depth of 10km and struck at 12.30pm (Tongan time), earthquaketrack said.

There was no tsunami alert released but Facebook users said they felt it.

“Little earthquake”, Mele ‘Amanaki posted on Facebook. Some commenters on her post said they also felt the shocks.

The quake comes while New Zealand where more than 60,000 Tongan residents stay was still in severe shock after a 7.8 earthquake rocked the country claiming two lives and left the city of Kaikoura and its surrounding suburbs in great devastation.

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