5.6 magnitude earthquake felt in Tonga

Tremors from a magnitude 5.6 quake were felt across Tonga’s outer island groups this afternoon.

The quake, 10 kilometres in depth, hit the area at 12.48pm.

Kathrina Fale’ovalu who described herself on her Facebook account as from Colonge, Germany and is living in Pangai,  Vava’u, said she felt the quake

“I was sitting and the shaking was horizontal, Semisi was standing and did not feel it. It was a swaying,” she wrote.

“Didn’t feel it,” replied a commenter who used a Facebook name Brian J Leger Whippy. 

The region has been struck by 10 earthquakes in the past month.

An earthquake of the same magnitude and depth hit the region just weeks ago.


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