5.6 earthquake jolts Tonga

SYDNEY, 26th October, 2016 (WAM) — An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale hit off Tonga in the South Pacific today. The US Geological Survey said the quake occurred 130 kilometers north-west of Tonga and the shallow depth was recorded at 42 kilometers.

There was no immediate news of casualties or damage from the quake, and no warning of a tsunami was issued.