Magnitude 5.7 quake strikes north of Tonga

By REUTERS
May 24, 2015 18:55

 
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A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck 216 km (135 miles) north-northwest of the capital of Tonga in the Pacific Ocean on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.7, struck at 1439 GMT. Its epicenter was recorded as 35 km below the seabed.

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