Earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude strikes off Tonga

The quake, at a depth of 97 km, was located 180 km south-southwest of Neita in Tonga.
The quake, at a depth of 97 km, was located 180 km south-southwest of Neita in Tonga.PHOTO: USGS

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck off the South Pacific island nation of Tonga on Monday, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake, at a depth of 97 km, was located 180 km south-southwest of Neita in Tonga.

No tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the quake.