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    Magnitude 5.8 Earthquake Strikes Off Tonga’s Coast in Pacific Ocean - USGS

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    A 5.8-magnitude earthquake hits the South Pacific Ocean, no information on casualties or tsunami warning yet.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A 5.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred off the coast of Tonga in the South Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported.

    The tremor occurred at 04:58 GMT and its epicenter was located 65 kilometers (40 miles) from the Hihifo settlement on Niuatoputapu island at a depth of 35 kilometers.

    There is no information about casualties, a tsunami warning has not been issued.

    Earlier in the day, a 6.8-magnitude earthquake was registered off the coast of New Caledonia in the Pacific Ocean, with no casualties or damages reported.

    READ MORE: Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake Strikes Near New Caledonia

    Earthquake, US Geological Survey (USGS), Pacific Ocean
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