Strong earthquake rocks Tonga and Samoa, tsunami advisory canceled

Strong, Magnitude 6.8 earthquake rocked Tonga and Samoa islands today.

Strong earthquake rocks Tonga and Samoa, tsunami advisory canceled

Strong, Magnitude 6.8 earthquake rocked Tonga and Samoa islands today.

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Preliminary Earthquake Report:

Magnitude 6.8

Date-Time • 4 Nov 2017 09:00:20 UTC

• 4 Nov 2017 09:00:20 near epicenter

Location 15.357S 173.219W

Depth 10 km

Distances • 90.5 km (56.1 mi) NE of Hihifo, Tonga
• 230.0 km (142.6 mi) SW of Apia, Samoa
• 291.7 km (180.9 mi) WSW of Tāfuna, American Samoa
• 296.0 km (183.5 mi) WSW of Pago Pago, American Samoa
• 673.5 km (417.5 mi) NNE of Nuku‘alofa, Tonga

Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 7.2 km; Vertical 1.5 km

Parameters Nph = 127; Dmin = 539.9 km; Rmss = 1.01 seconds; Gp = 24°

ALL AVAILABLE DATA INDICATES THAT A DESTRUCTIVE TSUNAMI WAS NOT GENERATED BY THIS EARTHQUAKE.

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