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Powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake rocks Fiji, small tsunami waves observed

The quake was centred about 281 kilometres north of Ndoi Island with a depth of 559.6 kilometres

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Suva (Fiji) [ Updated: August 19, 2018 8:07 IST ]

Earthquake in Fiji

A powerful earthquake, measuring 8.2 on the Richter Scale, rocked Fiji this morning. It was centred about 281 kilometres north of Ndoi Island with a depth of 559.6 kilometres.

The US Geological Survey has said that the quake, which struck the Pacific Ocean on Sunday morning, is not expected to trigger a tsunami, considering its depth.

So far, no casualties and injuries have been reported.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says small tsunami waves have been observed.

 

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