No tsunami threat after 5.5 earthquake ‘strongly’ strikes near Vava’u

Tonga Metrological Services  has confirmed there is no tsunami threat to Tonga after a 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck Tonga’s northern groups .

“An earthquake hit at 10.36pm on July 27 at a depth of 10km and it was located 32 km east south east of Neiafu, Vava’u”.

Vava’u residents told Kaniva news the shake was ‘strongly’ felt in Neiafu.

“It was just a one huge shake”, a Vava’u visitor said.

Meanwhile, a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the northern Philippine island of Luzon on Wednesday killing four people, damaging buildings and sending strong tremors through the capital, Manila.

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