6.6 magnitude quake strikes off Tonga: USGS | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

6.6 magnitude quake strikes off Tonga: USGS

A 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Pacific island nation of Tonga on Tuesday, but there was no threat of a tsunami, officials said.

The United States Geological Survey said the shallow undersea quake hit about 134 kilometers (83 miles) west of Neiafu, the country’s second-largest town.

It said the temblor was not expected to have caused significant damage.

There was also no threat of a tsunami, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said, after initially reporting the quake had a magnitude of 6.9.

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