Tonga struck by 6.2 magnitude earthquake 2 weeks after ravaging volcanic eruption

    Tonga hit by 6.2 magnitude earthquake two weeks after devastating volcanic eruption

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    Tonga was struck by a volcanic eruption previously this month (Picture: ECMS)

    A 6.2 magnitude earthquake has actually struck off the coast of Tonga, 2 weeks after the island was ravaged by a volcanic eruption.

    The United States Geological Survey stated the quake happened at 6.40 am on Thursday early morning.

    There were no instant reports of damage on the island which experienced tsunami waves 15 metres high after the eruption on Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’ apai previously this month.

    The epicentre of the strong quake was 219 kilometres (136 miles) northwest of Pangai, a town on the remote island of Lifuka, at a depth of 14.5 kilometres.

    There were no instant reports of the quake being felt in Tonga or neighbouring Fiji.

    The location has actually seen day-to-day earthquake activity just recently.

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