Earthquake of magnitude-6.1 strikes south-east of Tonga: USGS

A magnitude-6.1 earthquake struck south-ease of Tonga on April 17, 2016.
A magnitude-6.1 earthquake struck south-ease of Tonga on April 17, 2016.PHOTO: USGS

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An magnitude-6.1 earthquake struck south-east of the Pacific island nation of Tonga on Sunday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The quake hit 277km south-south-east of the capital Nuku'alofa at a depth of 66km, the USGS said.