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Tsunami Warning After Magnitude-7.1 Quake Near Tonga: USGS

According to the USGS the earthquake hit 10 km deep about 200 km southeast of Neiafu, a town in the northeast of the Pacific archipelago nation.

Tsunami (Source: Pixabay)
Tsunami (Source: Pixabay)

Sydney: An earthquake of 7.1 magnitude struck in the sea of Tonga late friday, according to US Geological survey, sparking a tsunami warning. According to the USGS the earthquake hit 10 km deep about 200 km southeast of Neiafu, a town in the northeast of the Pacific archipelago nation.

The earthquake occurred at around 4:19 pm IST. “Earthquake of Magnitude:7.5, Occurred on 11-11-2022, 16:18:43 IST, Lat: -19.27 and Long: -172.21, Depth: 10 km, Location: 241km W of Alofi, Niue,” National Center for Seismology tweeted.

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Meanwhile, another earthquake has been reported near Neiafu in Tonga measuring 7.1 on the Ritcher scale. “It occurred 207 km (128.6 miles) east south-east of Neiafu”, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

“Notable quake, preliminary info: M 7.1 – 207 km ESE of Neiafu, Tonga , USGS tweeted”. According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC), a tsunami advisory was issued for American Samoa.