July 6, 2015 / 1:16 PM / in 2 years

Quake of 6.2 magnitude hits near Tonga: USGS

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck east-northeast of the capital of Tonga in the Pacific Ocean on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Its epicenter was recorded as 10 km (6 miles) below the seabed.

Reporting by Clarence Fernandez; Editing by Jeremy Laurence

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