7.0 magnitude earthquake hits Fiji coast, no tsunami warning

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On Saturday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said in its recent update that a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck 399 kilometers west-northwest of Suva, Fiji at a depth of 587.2 kilometers.

Meanwhile, the US Tsunami Warning System said there was no tsunami threat due to this earthquake. There are no reports of injuries or damage yet. However, confirming the magnitude of the earthquake in Fiji, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology said there was no tsunami threat in Canberra.

The Melanesian country is located in the Pacific Ocean nearly 3,000 kilometers off the Australian coast with around 300 islands and 540 islets making up the archipelago. It comes days after three earthquakes were recorded in the southern part of Fiji in the Pacific on the evening of November, each at a depth of 600 kilometers.

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According to reports, the first earthquake struck with a magnitude of 6.8, the second with a magnitude of 7 struck nearly 15 minutes later and subsequently the third earthquake with a magnitude of 6 .6 struck, all three earthquakes struck in an hour, the report by USGS showed.

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