Earthquake felt as blackout hits Tongatapu

    A power outage has hit part of Tongatapu while residents have reported they felt an earthquake tremor this morning.

    Some residents reported on Facebook the blackout hit when morning church services started.

    Some described the quake as just small “lulu si’isi’i pē” and it was felt at 4.52am.

    Meanwhile a 7.8 magnitude earthquake had been reported at 221.5 km east south east of Lautoka, Fiji with a depth of 608 km this morning September 7. The location was at north western side of Tonga.

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