Friday, August 12, 2016

Strong 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Fiji Islands, Tsunami Warning Issued

Magnitude 7.5 earthquake has struck near Vanuatu, Fiji, a tsunami warning has been issued.

A strong earthquake with magnitude 7.5 has struck near Vanuatu and Fiji islands, the United States Geological Service reported. A local tsunami warning has been issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The earthquake has struck 122 kilometres east of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia, which is southwest of Fiji islands.
 [sputniknews.com]
12/8/16
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 ***The European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) earlier reported a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in 500 kilometers to the south-east of Vanuatu Islands. 

According to EMSC, the epicenter lay at the depth of two kilometers.

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