18 Oct 2010

Moderate earthquake hits Tonga

10:19 am on 18 October 2010

The US Geological Survey says a moderate earthquake measuring 5.9-magnitude struck on Sunday off the coast of Tonga.

It came hours after another shallow tremor was reported.

There were no immediate reports of damage from the second quake which hit just after 9.00 in the morning at a depth of 12 kilometres about 180 kilometres east of the capital, Nuku'Alofa.