Fresh Quake Rattles Tonga

6.3 shaker jolts islands as relief efforts continue
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 2, 2009 1:46 AM CDT
Fresh Quake Rattles Tonga
An aerial view of Falehau in Tonga after a tsunami struck earlier this week.   (AP Photo/Vava'u Press Ltd, Pesi Fonua)

The latest in a series of strong earthquakes to shake the South Pacific hit Tonga today. The epicenter of 6.3 magnitude quake was some 100 miles south of the 8.0 quake that hit the region earlier this week, spawning tsunamis that killed nearly 200 people and left thousands homeless. There have been no immediate reports of deaths from today's quake and no tsunami alert has been issued.
(More Tonga stories.)

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