6.1-magnitude earthquake hits off coast of Fiji

Updated On : 14 Jan , 2017 , 01:53 PM
6.1-magnitude earthquake hits off coast of Fiji (File Photo)
6.1-magnitude earthquake hits off coast of Fiji (File Photo)
Suva:

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 centred 152 kilometres southwest of Nadi and 238 kilometres from thecapital Suva at a depth of 10 kilometres.

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. 

First Published : Saturday, January 14, 2017 01:46 PM

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