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Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake Strikes Off Tonga
The earthquake comes while Tonga is still recovering from the volcanic aftermath.
Beijing: An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 jolted 225 km WNW of Pangai, Tonga at 06.40 GMT on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said.
The epicenter, with a depth of 4.17 km, was initially determined to be at 19.0681 degrees south latitude and 176.3494 degrees west longitude, Xinhua news agency reported.
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The earthquake comes while Tonga is still recovering from the volcanic aftermath. A massive volcanic eruption that took in the same Pacific region place on January 15. Tonga authorities issued a tsunami warning in view of the eruption scientists described as the “loudest eruption since Krakatau in 1883”.
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