Quake hits South Pacific, no tsunami warning

Published on : Saturday, November 23, 2013

download (3)The U.S. Geological Survey has reported that an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 on the Richter Scale has been recorded in the south Pacific.
The agency’s National Earthquake Information Center said the tremor was at 0748 GMT Saturday. It was centred 322 kilometres (199 miles) west-northwest of Neiafu, Tonga, and 438 kilometres (271 miles) east of Lambasa, Fiji.

Preliminary reports have not yet reported any damage.

However, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue any warning, explaining that the quake was centred too far underground.

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