A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit the Tonga region at 06:40 UTC on January 27, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 14.5 km (9 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).
The epicenter was located about 219 km (136 miles) WNW of Pangai and 251 km (156 miles) NNW of Nuku'alofa, Tonga. This is about 184 km (114 miles) NW of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apau volcano where a massive eruption took place on January 15, 2022.
There are no people living within 100 km (62 miles).
There is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.
The USGS issued a Green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.
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Featured image credit: TW/SAM, Google
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