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article image6.1 magnitude earthquake jolts Fiji Islands

By Leo Reyes     Dec 1, 2010 in Environment
The US Geological Survey says a 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck underwater near Fiji Tuesday. No casualties or injuries were reported so far. reports:
No tsunami warning was in effect after the undersea quake struck 115 miles (185 km) east-northeast of Lambasa, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre website.
The temblor struck at 4:01 a.m. local time at a depth of 9.4 miles (15.2 kilometres).
Fiji is an island nation in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean about 2000 km northeast of New Zealand's North Island.
Like New Zealand and other countries in the South Pacific, Fiji is also prone to earthquakes.
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