Seismic activity: 5.2 mag quake recorded in Ono-i-Lau region

The map showing the epicentre of the 5.2 magnitude earthquake recorded in the Ono-i-Lau region last night - Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Image: SUPPLIED

A 5.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded in the Ono-i-Lau region last night.

According to the Seismology Unit of the Mineral Resources Department, the seismic activity occurred at 10.30pm.

It stated that the earthquake was recorded 374km South from Matokana Village, 491km Southwest from Nuku’alofa in Tonga and 716km South-southeast from Suva.

The department said the moderate earthquake occurred at a depth of 398km and it did not pose any immediate tsunami threat to the region.

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