Strong 6.5-magnitude quake strikes off Tonga: USGS

WELLINGTON: A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific nation of Tonga on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, but there was no immediate tsunami warning or reports of significant damage.

The quake hit at 6:02 pm (0602 GMT), 71 kilometres (44 miles) from the Tongan capital Nuku´alofa at a shallow depth of 10 kilometres, the USGS said.

Source: AFP