5.8 magnitude earthquake hits Tonga Islands

21-05-2023 10:24 AM

Ammon News - An earthquake measuring 5.8 magnitude on the Richter scale hit Sunday the Tonga Islands located in the South Pacific Ocean.
The US Geological Survey (USGS) said that the quake occurred 109.4 km northwest of Neiafu, Vava'u, the largest town on the island of Tonga, and at a depth of 10 km.

There have been no reports of casualties or material damage as a result of the earthquake so far, and no tsunami warnings have been issued.

Tonga is an archipelago of 176 scattered islands in the South Pacific Ocean, of which only 52 are inhabited, located in northwest New Zealand and Australia.


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