Quake shakes Tonga

An earthquake shook Tonga earlier this weekend. Picture: SUPPLIED/MRD

An earthquake shook Tonga earlier this weekend. Picture: SUPPLIED/MRD

Update: 4:10PM A 5.3 MAGNITUDE earthquake occurred in the Tonga region this afternoon.

The Seismology Unit of the Department of Mineral Resources reported that the earthquake occurred at a depth of 10km at 1:50pm.

It was registered at 171km East from Nukualofa, Tonga; 426km Southwest from Alofi, Niue and 873km South Southeast from Suva, Fiji.

The department noted that this seismic activity did not pose an immediate threat to the Fiji region.