Tonga hit by 6.2 magnitude earthquake two weeks after devastating volcanic eruption
The Metro says a 6.2-magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Tonga at 0640 GMT on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said, with no immediate reports of damage.
The epicentre of the strong quake was 219 kilometres (136 miles) northwest of Pangai, a town on the remote island of Lifuka, at a depth of 14.5 kilometres.
There were no immediate reports of the quake being felt in Tonga or neighbouring Fiji.
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