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6.4-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes South of Fiji

By Jack Phillips
Epoch Times Staff
Created: February 21, 2011 Last Updated: February 22, 2011
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Map of South Pacific region showing most recent quakes. The 6.4-magnitude quake is marked by the large blue square, while the yellow squares indicate smaller quakes that took place during the last week. (Courtesy of USGS)

Map of South Pacific region showing most recent quakes. The 6.4-magnitude quake is marked by the large blue square, while the yellow squares indicate smaller quakes that took place during the last week. (Courtesy of USGS)

Waters south of the Pacific island of Fiji were struck by a strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake on Monday, Feb. 21, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake hit 385 miles southeast of Fiji at around 10:57 p.m. local time and had a depth of 349 miles, the USGS said.

According to the USGS, there were no injuries, no damage, and no tsunami warning has been issued for the quake.

Earthquakes are common in the Pacific Ocean, especially in the Ring of Fire, which stretches from Polynesia and Micronesia to Alaska and down around near North America to South America.

Several weeks ago, a moderate 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck near Fiji, also with no tsunami warning issued.




   

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