28 May 2007

Quake shakes Ha'apai in Tonga

3:24 pm on 28 May 2007

A quake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale hit parts of Tonga this morning.

A geologist from the Ministry of Lands and Survey, Kelepi Mafi, says the quake's epicentre was near Haapai and at a depth of about 15 kilometres.

Radio Tonga says according to reports from Ha'apai say it lasted for about a minute.

There are no reports of damage.