Earthquake shakes Tonga and East Timor

A 6.1 MAGNITUDE earthquake struck 135 kilometers north of East Timor this morning after Tonga was also rocked by a moderate tremor.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) reported no immediate reports of damage after the quake struck at 12:44am local time at a depth of 20.6 kilometres.

East Timor sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", where the meeting of continental plates frequently causes seismic activity and powerful earthquakes.


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