Monday, January 31, 2011

BREAKING NEWS - Magnitude 6.0 Hits TONGA 30th Jan 2011

Monday 31st Jan 2011 at 06:03 UTC a Magnitude 6.0 hit Tonga, at a debth of 68.6 KM (42.6 miles)

There is currently no immediate Tsunami warning and no further reports available from the Pacific Tsunami Warnign Centre, which monitors the region and issues bulletins in the event of a Tsunami being generated .

The quake follows a 5.8 Magnitude of 7 days ago which struck 65 km southeast of Neiafu, Tonha.

The region lies in the "Pacific Ring of Fire", a highly active earthquake and volcanic zone.