6.6 magnitude quake strikes off Tonga: USGS
A 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Pacific island nation of Tonga on Tuesday, but there was no threat of a tsunami, officials said.
The United States Geological Survey said the shallow undersea quake hit about 134 kilometers (83 miles) west of Neiafu, the country’s second-largest town.
It said the temblor was not expected to have caused significant damage.
There was also no threat of a tsunami, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said, after initially reporting the quake had a magnitude of 6.9.