Major quake strikes off Fiji, poses no tsunami threat to Hawaii

09 September, 2018, 02:30 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
  • U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY           A major earthquake struck off the coast of Fiji early this morning

There is no threat of a tsunami.

New Zealand's Emergency Management Ministry said there was no tsunami threat to New Zealand following the natural disaster.

The temblor initially measured at a magnitude of 8.1, but was later downgraded to a 7.8.

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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said no Pacific-wide tsunami was expected either.

An quake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 hit central Ecuador late on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said.

Only messages issued by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management represent the official warning status for New Zealand.

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It struck at a depth of 669 kilometers (415 miles). That quake was further away from land but there were no reports of serious damage.

A huge 7.8 magnitude natural disaster has struck off the coast of Fiji in the Ring of Fire region.

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