Strong Quakes shake Tonga, Samoa, No Tsunami Warning


Sydney, March 30: The south pacific nations Tonga and Samoa were shaken by a pair of strong quakes on Monday. However, no tsunami warning was issued. No injuries or damage were reported so far.

According to the US Geological Survey, the first quake of 6.4 magnitude struck 11 kilometers (depth) and 109 km in Hihifo district, the northeast of Tonga. After 30 minutes, another quake of 6.5 magnitude hit Hihifo again at the depth of 15 km. 

The tremor was felt throughout islands in Samoa. However, there was no threat of tsunami.

Earlier on Monday, quake had hit South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea triggering a small tsunami. However, no damage was reported.

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