No tsunami generated from morning quake near Tonga
A quake occurred in the Tonga region this morning and located about 146 miles south-west of Apia, Samoa but didn’t generate a tsunami warning or watch, according to local and federal officials and a slight shake was felt by some residents of the territory.
The local Department of Homeland Security issued a information bulletin around 10a.m. today saying that the quake had an initial magnitude of 6.2 but has been downgrade to 5.8.
The quake, which occurred after 9a.m today had a depth of 6.7 miles, according to the notice, which also states that the National Weather Service in Tafuna has confirmed that there was “no tsunami” generated from this quake.
ASDHS says no other information will be issued.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey website, the quake’s epic center was 50 miles north-north-east of Hihifo, Tonga, and about 193 miles west-southwest of Tafuna.