7.1-magnitude quake hits off Fiji

GMA News

HONG KONG—A major earthquake was recorded in the south Pacific early Sunday, about 140 kilometers (88 miles) northeast of Fiji’s Ndoi Island, the US Geological Survey said.

The 7.1-magnitude quake, which hit at 6:57 am local time (18:57 GMT Saturday), registered at a depth of 434 kilometers (270 miles).

No tsunami warning was issued, according to the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.  

Fiji is located in the so-called Ring of Fire area of the Pacific Ocean basin, where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur.

Last month, a 7.2-magnitude quake struck some 570 kilometers south of Easter Island. — Agence France-Presse


One thought on “7.1-magnitude quake hits off Fiji

  1. The whole earth is getting shaky in every manner imaginable, geological, atmospheric, etc. Could this be related to the turmoil we see in human affairs as well?

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