Strong earthquake hits off Fiji; tsunami alert lifted

No casualties, damage reported after temblor strikes southwest of Pacific island nation

Strong earthquake hits off Fiji; tsunami alert lifted

World Bulletin / News Desk

 A tsunami alert issued after a strong earthquake hit off the Pacific island nation of Fiji has been lifted.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the temblor with a magnitude of 6.9 struck 284 kilometers (177 miles) southwest of the capital Suva at a shallow depth of 17 km Wednesday morning.

There were no reports of casualties or damage.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami alert but later lifted it.

Fiji lies within the Pacific’s "Ring of Fire", where tectonic plates collide and cause frequent seismic and volcanic activity.

 
Güncelleme Tarihi: 04 Ocak 2017, 09:38
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