Magnitude-6.3 quake strikes northeast of Tonga: USGS

Magnitude-6.3 quake strikes northeast of Tonga: USGS

Quake off Tonga island
A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck off the northeast coast of the South Pacific island nation of Tonga on Nov 10, according to the US Geological Survey. (Image: USGS)

REUTERS: A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the northeast coast of the South Pacific island nation of Tonga on Saturday (Nov 10), the US Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage.

The quake struck 185km east northeast of the capital, Nuku'alofa, at a depth of 80.5km.

Tonga, a Polynesian archipelago comprising 169 islands, is regularly hit by quakes, part of the geologically active Pacific Ring of Fire.

Source: Reuters/na

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