A 6.5 magnitude earthquake has struck near the Pacific island of Tonga.

The Pacific Disaster Centre reports historical data indicates a destructive earthquake struck close to Tonga at 8:46am. Tsunami is not expected to have been generated by the earthquake.

No damages reported.

Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude 6.5
Date-Time
  • 11 May 2013 20:46:56 UTC
  • 11 May 2013 08:46:57 near epicenter
  • 11 May 2013 11:46:56 standard time in your timezone
Location 17.944S 175.075W
Depth 205 km
Distances
  • 139 km (86 mi) NW of Neiafu, Tonga
  • 353 km (218 mi) N of Nuku`alofa, Tonga
  • 576 km (357 mi) SW of Apia, Samoa
  • 613 km (380 mi) ESE of Lambasa, Fiji
  • 613 km (380 mi) SW of Tafuna, American Samoa
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 15.6 km; Vertical 9.8 km
Parameters Nph = 84; Dmin = 557.5 km; Rmss = 1.02 seconds; Gp = 79°
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