An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck off Tonga early this morning.
The quake struck at 4am local time, with its epicentre at a distance of 95km west-north-west of Hihifo, Tonga.
It was at a depth of 200km. The Tsunami Warning System advised that there was no tsunami warning after the earthquake due to the depth registered. The quake was followed by a 5.1 magnitude aftershock at 4.30am.
Hihifo is the main village on the island of Niuatoputapu north of the Tonga main island group. The epicentre of the quake was south of Wallis and Futuna and Samoa.