A 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck offshore from Tongatapu this afternoon, according to the Earthquake Track (ET).

Neiafu Town Officer Vāvā Lapota told Kaniva News the shakes were quite strong in Neiafu and it took about 40 seconds.

Some residents in Nuku’alofa told us  they had felt a tremor, which the ET said occurred at around 1.13 UTC, at a depth of 10 kilometers  and 64 kilometres south east of  Neiafu, Vava’u.

USGS ENS reported that a 6.4 magnitude earthquake occurred at 1.13 UTC at depth of 35 km, 40.0 km north north east of Pangai, Ha’apai and 210.7 km north north east of Nuku’alofa, Tonga.

No reports of Tsunami warning or damage.