* 1/27/11. * An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale occurred on Thursday near the Tonga Islands in the Pacific, the site of the U.S. Geological Survey.
The epicenter of earthquakes that occurred in 13.59 local time (03.59 MSK), located 90 kilometers north-east of the village Hihifo (Hihifo). Tremors have been recorded at a depth of 21.8 kilometers.
On the possible victims, casualties or damage were reported. No threat of a tsunami, RIA "Novosti".