April 28, 2012 – A 6.7 Magnitude Quake Struck the South Pacific Near the Kingdom of Tonga: Today’s quake happened at 3:08Am near the epicenter, at a depth of 129 kilometers (80 miles). No tsunami watch or warning was issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC). Note: Thanks to one of my subscribers, this quake was upgraded by the USGS to 6.7 from 6.4.
The tremor occurred 48 miles west of Neiagu, Tonga; 174 miles north of Nuku’alofa, Tonga; 384 miles SSW of Apia, Samoa; 397 miles southwest of Tafuna, American Samoa; and 401 miles southwest of Pago Pago, American Samoa. Tonga is pictured above.
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