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2 strong earthquakes near Tonga

2 strong earthquakes near Tonga

The U.S. Geological Survey says two strong earthquakes have stuck within hours of each other near the Pacific island nation of Tonga.
The first earthquake measuring 7.4-magnitude on the Richter scale stuck some 285 kilometers (175 miles) southwest of the Tongan capital of Nuku'alofa at 19:04 GMT Thursday at a depth of 171.4 kilometers (106.5 miles), the USGS said.
Hours later a 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck some 84 kilometers (50 miles) southeast of the capital at 21;07 GMT at depth of 103,2 kilometers (64.2 miles), the USGS said.
No tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of casualties.


Updated : 2021-08-05 06:31 GMT+08:00