A strong undersea earthquake struck midway between Samoa and Tonga this afternoon.
Sunday 25th July 2010
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck 105 km north-north-east of Hihifo, Tonga at 3:39 this afternoon, New Zealand time. The quake, centred 235 km south-west of the Samoan capital Apia was 41 km deep, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Geoscience Australia reports the quake as magnitude 5.9 at a depth of 0 km. It estimates that the quake would have been felt up to 400 km from the epicentre.
[Compiled from data supplied by the U.S. Geological Survey and Geoscience Australia and their contributing agencies.]