Powerful earthquake hits Tonga

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Eua, Tonga –   A 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific nation of Tonga Sunday.

The quake struck just hours after the powerful earthquake hit Ecuador, killing at least 77, and two other strong quakes hit Japan.

The quake in Tonga was initially reported as a 6.1 magnitude tremor but that information has since been revised.

It struck at 7:31pm, New Zealand Time.

There are no reports of injuries or damage.

Tonga is located on one of the most seismically active areas of the globe, right near where the Australian and Pacific tectonic plates converge.