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6.4 magnitude earthquake rocks Fiji, no loss of property reported

The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not immediately issue any warnings

AFP  |  Wellington 

Earthquake in Fiji
Earthquake in Fiji

A strong 6.4-magnitude struck off Fiji today, US seismologists said, but it was considerably deep and there were no reports of damage or injury.

The offshore quake hit at 3:00 pm (0200 GMT) and was centred around 287 kilometres (178 miles) east of Suva, at a depth of 538 kilometres, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.


The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not immediately issue any warnings.

The quake occurred in the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, a region of frequent seismic activity due to collisions between continental plates.

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First Published: Sat, August 19 2017. 09:32 IST
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