• World - Australia
  • Updated: November 11, 2022

Tonga Issues Tsunami Alert After Earthquake Hits Off Coast

A tsunami alert has been issued for the tiny island nation of Tonga after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck off the country's coast.

ABC News added that the quake hit at sea approximately 128 miles from the Tongan capital of Nukuʻalofa at a depth of 15.4 miles.

The Tonga government said in a press release issuing the tsunami alert; "A strong earthquake has occurred near Tonga and felt in the whole of Tonga.

It added; "A dangerous tsunami could occur in minutes. You are advised to evacuate immediately inland to high ground or to the 3rd level of a steel or concrete building until the threat has passed. Mariners are advised to move to deep ocean away from reefs."

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