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Massive earthquake rocks Fiji with 8.2 magnitude tremors
World | incidents | 13:30, 20 August 2018 | 1607

AKIPRESS.COM - The powerful tremor struck off Ndoi Island, Fiji, and was initially recorded as a 7.9 magnitude quake before being revised, according to the US Geological Survey, The Sun reports.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center tweeted: "Fiji #earthquake magnitude revised to 8.2 and small, non-dangerous #tsunami waves have been observed.

"While no hazard is expected for any coastline, but please be observant and exercise normal caution."

The quake struck at 560km deep, so it was initially deemed unlikely to spark a "destructive Pacific-wide" tsunami, but small waves were later observed.

GeoNet, which monitors earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis and landslides in New Zealand said the tremor generated "ghost quakes" in its systems.

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