Earthquake Strikes Off North Of Tonga

An earthquake, measuring magnitude 5.7, has struck of the north-northwest coast of Tonga, initially being reported at a magnitude 6.7 reading.

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck 216 km (135 miles) north-northwest of the capital of Tonga in the Pacific Ocean on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.7, struck at 1439 GMT (1839 BST). Its epicentre was recorded as 35 km below the seabed.

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