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6.4-magnitude quake strikes off Tonga: USGS

There are no immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning has been issued.

Written by Agencies | Sydney | Published: April 28, 2012 4:52:43 pm

A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake today struck off the Pacific nation of Tonga,US seismologists said,but there were no immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning was issued.

The quake happened at 11.08 pm (1008 GMT) 78 kilometres from the town of Neiafu,on the south coast of the island Vava’u,at a depth of about 130 kilometres,the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The USGS had initially said the quake had a magnitude of 6.7.

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