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6.5 earthquake hits Tonga

11:47 PM, May 11, 2013   |    comments
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DENVER - A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific island nation of Tonga Saturday evening, but no tsunami warning was issued.

The U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center says the quake hit shortly after 20:46 GMT Saturday.

The quake struck 218 miles (353 kilometers) northwest of the capital, Nuku'alofa. It occurred 127 miles (205 kilometers) below the surface.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has not issued a warning.

The Associated Press

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