Number Nine: 6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes Tonga region of south Pacific

Saturday, November 17, 2012
By Paul Martin
November 17, 2012

TONGA – A powerful 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck along the Pacific plate boundary, near the Tonga trench. The earthquake struck at a depth of 9.8 km (6.1 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was 174 km (108 miles) ENE of Neiafu, Tonga. No tsunami warnings were issued for the region. Today’s 6.1 earthquake is the ninth major earthquake to strike the planet in the last 9 days. The current string of seismic activity began on November 8, with successive earthquakes striking Vancouver Islands, Myanmar, Guatemala, the Gulf of Alaska, Aisen and Coquimbo Chile, Mexico, the Kuril Islands and lastly, the Tonga Region. –The Extinction Protocol

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