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Magnitude 5.1 earthquake shakes area north of Hihifo, Tonga, reported USGS

Beijing, January 31, 2024, On Wednesday, a seismic event of magnitude 5.1 rattled an area situated 106 km north of Hihifo, Tonga, according to the US Geological Survey, as reported by Xinhua. The earthquake's epicenter was initially identified at a depth of 10 km, precisely located at 15.00 degrees south latitude and 173.63 degrees west longitude.

The occurrence of earthquakes is not uncommon in seismic regions, and the monitoring and reporting of such events by organizations like the US Geological Survey play a crucial role in providing timely and accurate information to the public and relevant authorities. Residents in the affected area are encouraged to stay informed about seismic activities and follow any guidance or alerts issued by local authorities regarding safety measures.

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