Strong 6.1 earthquake off coast of Fiji

Agence France-Presse
Strong 6.1 earthquake off coast of Fiji
The quake was centered 152 kilometers southwest of Nadi and 238 kilometers from the capital Suva at a depth of 10 kilometers

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SUVAFiji – A shallow 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Fiji on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

The quake, recorded at 6:11 pm (0611 GMT), was centered 152 kilometers southwest of Nadi and 238 kilometers from the capital Suva at a depth of 10 kilometers.

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake was recorded in the same region a week ago. 

That tremor was felt in Nadi but did not cause any damage.

The area lies on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, a highly active tectonic zone that frequently experiences earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.– Rappler.com

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