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Powerful magnitude 7.8 earthquake strikes Fiji

Powerful magnitude 7.8 earthquake strikes Fiji

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A huge magnitude 7.8 earthquake has struck off the cost of Fiji.

It hit 123km south east of Suva at a depth of 669 km, the US Geological Survey has said.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said no destructive Pacific-wide tsunami was expected, and there was no tsunami threat to Hawaii.

New Zealand’s Ministry of Civil Defense and Emergency Management said there was also no tsunami threat to New Zealand.

The measure was revised from an initial magnitude 8.1 reading by USGS.

Preliminary Report

Magnitude 7.8

Date-Time • 6 Sep 2018 15:49:14 UTC
• 7 Sep 2018 03:49:14 near epicenter

Location 18.494S 179.332E

Depth 608 km

Distances • 47.3 km (29.3 mi) S of Levuka, Fiji
• 101.8 km (63.1 mi) ESE of Suva, Fiji
• 205.1 km (127.2 mi) ESE of Ba, Fiji
• 216.6 km (134.3 mi) ESE of Nadi, Fiji
• 221.5 km (137.3 mi) ESE of Lautoka, Fiji

Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 6.4 km; Vertical 4.9 km

Parameters Nph = 164; Dmin = 1133.2 km; Rmss = 1.40 seconds; Gp = 36°

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