3 Nov 2013

Strong earthquake shakes Tonga

9:29 am on 3 November 2013

A large earthquake under the ocean has struck between Niue and Tonga on Saturday morning.

The United States Geological Survey says the magnitude 6.4 earthquake was at a depth of 10km, hitting just off Neiafu in Tonga.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says there is no risk of widespread tsunami from the quake.

A magnitude 7.5 tremor shook Tonga's islands in May.