Multiple Earthquakes Rock Tonga Islands

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A 5.6M trembler struck 95 km northeast of Hihifo, Tonga, with a abyss of 10 km, during 15:24 UTC.
The accurate embodiment and longitude of a upheaval was 15.183°S and 15.334°W.

It was felt as distant as 688.3 km divided in Nuku´alofa, Tonga. The trembler effected Apia, Samoa; Tāfuna, American Samoa; and Pago Pago, American Samoa.

An hour later, another trembler struck 108 km from Hihifo during 15.027°S and 173.397°. The 4.8M trembler also had a abyss of 10 km.

The day in Hihifo began during 9 a.m. with a bulk 6.9 trembler that did not beget a Tsunami warning. A 5.0M upheaval strike during 12:18, followed by another during 14:36, and a 4.8M shock during 16:23.

Even yet all of a earthquakes took place off a seashore on Tonga, 29 people reported feeling a assuage shaking.

There have not been any reports of injuries or constructional indemnification during this time.

Written by Jeanette Smith


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Multiple Earthquakes Rock Tonga Islands combined by Jeanette Smith on Nov 4, 2017
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