Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 shakes Pacific northeast of Fiji Islands

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2020.-


🖊 Pacific Tsunami Alert Service 📸 Fiji Islands

The Pacific Tsunami Alert Service indicated that the earthquake was not expected to cause a destructive wave and did not issue any alerts.

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck the waters of the Pacific to northeastern Fiji on Tuesday, with no authorities initially reporting casualties or property damage, or issuing a tsunami alert.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), which records seismic activity worldwide, placed the hypocenter 10 kilometers deep under the seabed and epicenter 150 kilometers northeast of the city of Labasa, on the island of Vanua Levu and with 28,000 inhabitants.

The Pacific Tsunami Alert Service indicated that the earthquake was not expected to cause a destructive wave and did not issue any alerts.

This Pacific region usually suffers from earthquakes of magnitude greater than five degrees.

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