6.3 magnitude quake at a depth of 10 km off Tonga

A fresh earthquake on Friday rattled the region around the Samoa islands, where a series of tsunamis destroyed villages and killed at least 146.

The U.S. Geological Service reported a 6.3 magnitude quake at a depth of 10 km off Tonga, an island near Western and American Samoa islands. There were no immediate reports of damage.

Four powerful tsunamis generated by a huge quake, 18 km deep undersea, crashed into Samoa and American Samoa on Tuesday, destroying in minutes a paradise of palm trees, resorts and pristine beaches.