5 May 2006

Tonga hit by aftershocks

10:41 am on 5 May 2006

Tonga has been hit by a series of aftershocks since yesterday morning's big earthquake.

The strongest aftershock was after midnight local time and measured 6 on the Richter scale.

No damage or injures have been reported from any of the aftershocks.

The tremor yesterday measured 7-point-8 on the Richter scale and triggered tsunami warnings in several countries in the Pacific region including New Zealand.

The warnings were later lifted.