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Earthquake Hits Near Fiji

An earthquake has struck near Fiji. The preliminary magnitude was 7.2, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A tsunami warning has not been issued. Details from the USGS:


September 15, 2011 at 19:30:59 UTC

September 16, 2011 at 07:30:59 AM at epicenter

Location: 21.596 S, 179.270 W

Depth: 593 km (368.5 miles)

Distances from epicenter:

120 km (74 miles) SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji

425 km (264 miles) W of NUKU`ALOFA, Tonga

453 km (281 miles) SSE of SUVA, Viti Levu, Fiji

1788 km (1111 miles) NNE of Auckland, New Zealand

This article will be updated if the event proves significant.

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