Magnitude 6.0 earthquake northeast of Tonga capital: USGS

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Posted: Oct 08, 2011 5:18 AM
Magnitude 6.0 earthquake northeast of Tonga capital: USGS

(Reuters) - A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck northeast of the capital of the Pacific island nation of Tonga on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake was located 137 miles east-northeast of Nuku'Alofa at a depth of 12.2 miles, the survey said.

(Reporting by Ed Lane)