Quake strikes Pacific island
May 12, 2013 2:10 AM

DENVER (AP) — A 6.5-magnitude earthquake has hit the Pacific island nation of Tonga, but no tsunami warning has been issued.

The U.S. Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Information Center said the quake hit shortly after 8:46 GMT Saturday.

The quake struck 218 miles northwest of the capital, Nuku’alofa. It occurred 127 miles below the surface.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue a warning.

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