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Magnitude 6.2 quake rattles Tonga, no casualties reported

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Salka Pai | Updated on: 10 Nov 2018, 05:50:16 PM
Magnitude 6.2 quake rattles Tonga, no casualties reported (Photo- Twitter)

New Delhi:

A powerful earthquake of 6.2 magnitude has struck the Pacific island nation of Tonga on Saturday, an official said.

However, there were no immediate reports of casualities and damage.

The US Geological Survey says the magnitude 6.2 quake strikes northeast of Tonga at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles).

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According to USGS, the epicentre was located 97 km (60 miles) southeast of Pangai and there are 3000 people reportedly living within 100 km (62 miles) from the quake site.

So far, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has not issued a warning.

Tonga is prone to earthquakes and sits on the “Ring of Fire,” the arc of seismic faults around the Pacific Ocean where most of the world’s quakes and volcanic activity occur.

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First Published : 10 Nov 2018, 05:50:09 PM

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