Magnitude 5.7 quake strikes north of Tonga: USGS

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Posted: May 24, 2015 11:23 AM

(Reuters) - A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck 216 km (135 miles) north-northwest of the capital of Tonga in the Pacific Ocean on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.7, struck at 1439 GMT (10.39 a.m. ET). Its epicenter was recorded as 35 km below the seabed.

(Editing by David Clarke)