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No tsunami threat after magnitude-6.4 earthquake strikes off Tonga


NUKU’ALOFA – October 19: 7.37pm (Reuters): A magnitude-6.4 earthquake has struck off the east coast of the Pacific island of Tonga on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey says.

There were no immediate reports of damage from the quake in a region which is regularly hit by tremors.

The quake struck 206km east northeast of the Tonga capital and was a shallow 14 km deep, the USGS said.

No immediate tsunami warning was issued.

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