Tonga 6.1 Quake

Quake Map from earthquake.usgs.gov Click to enlarge

More sizable earthquakes have struck today along the Pacific Ring of Fire, hours after the 7.1 earthquake hit Christchurch and the Canterbury region of New Zealand.

The small Pacific Island of Tonga was rocked by a magnitude 6.1 quake at 8.52pm New Zealand time. (see earthquake.usgs.gov) at a depth of 37.1 kms, approximate 150km south of the city of Hihifo.

As yet we’ve not heard of any reports of damage or tsunami warnings.

The U.S. Geological Survey also reported that an earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale has shaken Indonesia. The epicenter was at a depth of 40 km, about 245 km west of Jayapura on the Indonesian island of Papua.

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