Wellington, Feb. 13 / Xinhua / — According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the island nation of Tonga in the South Pacific, February 12 at 17:57 UTC an earthquake of magnitude 6.1 on the Richter scale. Reports of casualties or property damage have been reported yet.
The epicenter of the earthquake was located 55 km north-west of the capital Nukualofa Tonga. The earthquake lies at a depth of 81 km.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, based in Hawaii, until the tsunami warning was read.