Earthquake measuring 6.3 magnitude strikes deep off Tonga: USGS

There was no indication of a tsunami warning according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre.

By: Reuters | Sydney | Published: May 27, 2016 10:16 am
Earthquake, Tonga Earthquake, Earthquake in Tonga, South Pacific island, USGS, United states geological survey, world news The temblor was revised down from an initial reading of 6.5. (Source: Google map)

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.4 magnitude struck 572 kilometres (355 miles) beneath the earth’s surface on Friday about 340 kilometres west of the South Pacific island nation of Tonga, the United States Geological Survey reported.

There was no indication of a tsunami warning according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre. The temblor was revised down from an initial reading of 6.5.

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