Wikinews Shorts: March 14, 2008

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A compilation of brief news reports for Friday, March 14, 2008.

Earthquake hits Tonga region

A map showing the location of the earthquakes.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 has hit Tonga and the surrounding region. The USGS reports that it hit the region just after 0400 local time (1600 UTC). The earthquake was offshore, with the nearest major islands being Tonga.