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Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes near Tonga

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Posted at 9:01 AM, Jan 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-27 12:04:15-05

A large earthquake struck Thursday morning off the coast of Tonga.

The 6.2 earthquake struck about 136.1 miles west-northwest of Pangai, Tonga, at a depth of 14.5 km the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported.

Aerial images offer first glimpse of Tonga after volcano eruption and tsunami, death toll up to 3

This comes just weeks after a massive volcanic eruption and subsequent tsunami devastated the island nation on Jan. 15.

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