Island Watch: Quakes Near Vanuatu and Tonga

Moderate earthquakes have struck near Vanuatu and Tonga in the past 24 hours.

A magnitude 5.0 quake struck near Tonga at 4:36 p.m. (NZDT) yesterday. The 50 km deep event struck 550 km NNE of Nuku’Alofa, Tonga.

It was followed by a magnitude 5.7 quake near Vanuatu which struck at 6:16 this morning, NZDT. The 191 km deep quake was located 529 km NNW of Port Vila, Vanuatu.

[Compiled from data supplied by the US Geological Survey and its contributing agencies.]

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