28 Aug 2007

5.7 quake recorded near Tonga

6:46 am on 28 August 2007

A magnitude 5.7 quake has been recorded near Tonga.

The US Geological Survey says the quake was very shallow, at a depth of only 10 kilometres, occurred just after 6 am local time.

The epicentre was located 230 kilometres northeast of Neiafu in Tonga.