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No tsunami threat from the earthquake this afternoon

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 24/12/2018

Tonga MET office has confirmed that there WAS no tsunami threat from the 6.5 magnitude earthquake this afternoon.

Senior Forecaster Laitia Fifita says the earthquake occurred at 12:10 this afternoon at a depth of 106 kilometers from the North North-East of Nuku’alofa.

Fifita highlighted to the public that with the current situation report, there is no tsunami threat for all of Tonga.

MET office is currently monitoring the situation and the latest update with be broadcast from Radio Tonga One and Two.

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