Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits Tonga

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes southeast of Pacific island nation of Tonga

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Kingdom of Tonga viewed from above

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck southeast of the Pacific island nation of Tonga on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake hit 277 km (172.12 miles) south-southeast of the capital Nuku'alofa at a depth of 66 km, the USGS said.

It is the third major earthquake in under two days.

TRTWorld, Reuters