Pacific Islands

Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes north west of Tonga

May 27, 2024 11:07 am

[Source: RNZ]

A 6.6 magnitude has struck 70km northwest of Tonga, this morning.

The quake was at a 157km depth and the NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre in the US said there is currently no tsunami threat.

NEMA said there was no tsunami threat to New Zealand.

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Tongan officials have warned people to evacuate inland and head to higher ground.

According to Facebook groups, tsunami sirens on the island have sounded.