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Strong 6.4 quake hits off Fiji: US monitor

Agence France-Presse, Wellington, Aug 19 2017, 10:02 IST
The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not immediately issue any warnings.

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

A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake 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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