A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Tonga on Saturday, June 11, 2023. The earthquake was felt in Tonga, Fiji, and New Zealand, and there are reports of damage in some areas.
The earthquake caused a tsunami warning to be issued for Tonga, Fiji, and New Zealand. The tsunami warning has since been lifted, but there are reports of waves up to 2 meters high hitting some areas.
There are no reports of any deaths or injuries as a result of the earthquake or tsunami. However, there is some damage to infrastructure and buildings in some areas.
The earthquake was caused by a fault line in the Pacific Ocean. The fault line is located about 100 kilometers off the coast of Tonga.
The earthquake is a reminder of the seismic activity that is common in the Pacific Ocean. The Pacific Ocean is home to the Ring of Fire, which is a region of volcanic and seismic activity.
The Ring of Fire is a horseshoe-shaped region that follows the edges of the Pacific Ocean. The region is home to about 75% of the world’s volcanoes and 90% of the world’s earthquakes.
The earthquake and tsunami in Tonga are a reminder of the importance of being prepared for natural disasters. If you live in an area that is prone to earthquakes or tsunamis, it is important to have a plan in place.