Off the coast of the Kingdom of Tonga, an earthquake of magnitude 5.5

© Flickr / Matt KatzenbergerСейсмограф. Archival photoOff the coast of the Kingdom of Tonga, an earthquake of magnitude 5.5© Flickr / Matt Katzenberger

An earthquake with magnitude 5.5 occurred near Tonga, according to the US Geological survey (USGS).

Tremors were recorded on Saturday at 22.27 UTC (01.27 Sunday GMT). The epicenter of the earthquake was located about 370 kilometers to the South of the Kingdom’s capital Nuku’alofa. The focus lies at a depth of 10 kilometers.

Information on possible victims and destructions did not arrive.

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