Published: February 13, 2010
Tonga Shaken By Massive Earthquake
By Kristin Mento
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 hit the Pacific island of Tonga today at 04:47am local time 1:47am in Tonga).
The earth quake rocked Tonga, catching residents off guard as they prepared themselves for a visit from tropical cyclone, Rene, which is currently a category three cyclone with wind speeds of up to 93 miles an hour.
Thank goodness there was no tsunami alert, immediate reports of damage, or mortality reports following the massive quake which occurred only 60 miles (96 kilometers) away from the nation's capital, Nuku'alofa.
In September 2009, nine people fell victim to a tsunami which struck the coast of Niuatoputapu, a northern Tongan island. An earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale followed shortly after.
For more stories and opinion pieces from me, check out my blog:
Please leave a comment here If it does not display within 10 seconds, please refresh the page
Patrick Moore says, there is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide are the dominant cause of the minor warming of the Earth's atmosphere over the past 100 years
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant or popularly called the ISIS and also terroris group, is on a mission to require Christians to renounce their faith and embrace Islam. The consequences for not complying to their demands is death.
US hands off policy in Syria contributed to 140,000 people being killed as Russia stepped in and made sure the Syrian government has weapons to keep the upper hand.
The outburst came shortly after Sen Harkin had praised the Communist regime following a recent visit there. Something that the Cuban-American senator found offensive, to say the least.
According to Secretary Kerry, US President Barack Obama had a phone conversation with President Putin.
In his remarks at a Security Council Stakeout on Ukraine, US Permament Representative to UN Samantha Power responded to reports that 6,000 Russian troops are on the ground in Crimea by calling upon Russia to respect the sovereignty of Ukraine.