6.4 magnitude earthquake shakes waters of Fiji archipelago

6.4 magnitude earthquake shakes waters of Fiji archipelago

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake shook the waters of the archipelago of Fiji, in the South Pacific, with no tsunami warning issued.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS), which records seismic activity around the world, located the quake at a depth of 289 kilometers below the seafloor.

The shaking was recorded 568 kilometers east of Suva, the capital of Fiji, and 268 kilometers northwest of Nuku’alofa, that of Tonga.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has not issued any alarms for the risk of a giant wave.

Fiji and Tonga are located in the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, one of the areas of the planet with the highest seismic activity and where tremors of different intensity occur daily.

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