In Tonga, an earthquake of magnitude 6.1


Wellington, Feb. 13 / Xinhua / — According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the island nation of Tonga in the South Pacific, February 12 at 17:57 UTC an earthquake of magnitude 6.1 on the Richter scale. Reports of casualties or property damage have been reported yet.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located 55 km north-west of the capital Nukualofa Tonga. The earthquake lies at a depth of 81 km.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, based in Hawaii, until the tsunami warning was read.



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