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Magnitude 5.8 temblor hits Tonga’s coast in Pacific Ocean – USGS

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake hits the South Pacific Ocean, no information on casualty or tsunami warning yet.

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred off the coast of Tonga in the South Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported.

The tremor occurred at 04:58 GMT and its epicenter was located 65 kilometers (40 miles) from the Hihifo settlement on Niuatoputapu island at a depth of 35 kilometers.

Earlier in the day, a 6.8-magnitude earthquake was registered off the coast of New Caledonia in the Pacific Ocean, with no casualty or damages reported.

Sputnik / PNA