Quake rattles Haʻapai Islands

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 rattled Haʻapai Islands shaking buildings and houses last night August 10 but no tsunami warning issued.

There were no immediate reports of damages or casualties.

The tremor, which struck at 7.43pm, was 57.17 kilometres deep and was centred near Pangai in Lifuka.

Earthquakenewstoday described its intensity as “moderate”.

Vailotolangi ‘Alatini reported on Facebook that while she was talking to her sister in Haʻapai over the phone she abruptly fell silent.  Her sister later explained an earthquake rocked her house and she ran outside with her grandson.

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