13 Jun 2015

6.3 quake off Tonga

10:39 am on 13 June 2015

A magnitude 6.3 quake has struck off Tonga, but there is no tsunami warning.

The National Shield of Tonga

The National Shield of Tonga Photo: RNZI

The US Geological Survey says the tremor hit at just after 11 o'clock Friday night, 89 kilometres east-northeast of Hihifo, on the island of Niuatoputapu.

Geoscience Australia measured the quake at 6.2 with a depth of 30 kilometres.

Meanwhile, our correspondent in American Samoa says the quake was felt there and the Emergency Operations Centre fielded calls from all over the main island of Tutuila from residents wanting to know if there was going to be a tsunami.