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Earthquake of magnitude 7.5 jolts Niue pacific island

By Shefali Kohli -- November 11th 2022 07:30 PM
Earthquake of magnitude 7.5 jolts Niue pacific island

Niue, November 11: An earthquake of 7.5 magnitude on the Ritcher scale occurred 241km West of Alofi, capital of pacific island of Niue on Friday evening, according to the National Center for Seismology. 

The earthquake occurred at around 4:19 pm IST.

"Earthquake of Magnitude:7.5, Occurred on 11-11-2022, 16:18:43 IST, Lat: -19.27 and Long: -172.21, Depth: 10 km, Location: 241km W of Alofi, Niue," National Center for Seismology tweeted.

Meanwhile, another earthquake has been reported near Neiafu in Tonga measuring 7.1 on the Ritcher scale. It occurred 207 km (128.6 miles) east south-east of Neiafu, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

"Notable quake, preliminary info: M 7.1 - 207 km ESE of Neiafu, Tonga , USGS tweeted"

According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC), a tsunami advisory was issued for American Samoa. 

  

- ANI

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