A tsunami is possible: a powerful earthquake shook Tonga

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 Possibly tsunami: powerful earthquake rocked Tonga

An earthquake of magnitude 7.1 hit the sea about 207 km southeast of Neiafu, the second most populated city in Tonga.

According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center for American Samoa a tsunami warning has been issued. Dangerous tsunami waves from the earthquake are possible within 300 km of the epicenter along the coast of Niue and Tonga.

The earthquake hit at a depth of 10 km, according to the US Geological Survey.

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