Fiji Earthquake Today: 7.1-Magnitude Quake Hits Pacific; No Tsunami Warning

November 1, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake has struck near the island nation of Fiji.

No tsunami warning was issued after the earthquake.

It’s not clear if there was any damage done during the temblor.

The earthquake struck about 90 miles north of Nodi Island in Fiji, 195 miles west-northwest of Tonga, and 268 mile east of Lambasa in Fiji, said the US Geological Survey.

The area is located on the “Pacific Ring of Fire,” which frequently has earthquakes.

 

Associated Press update – City: No active fault under Hollywood project site 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles building officials have signed off on geologist reports that found no activeearthquake fault under the site of a proposed 16-story residential-office development in Hollywood.

“We agree with their finding that there is no active fault on that specific parcel,” Department of Building and Safety spokesman Luke Zamperini said Thursday of the property on Yucca Street, former site of the KFWB-AM radio studio.

The determination came after the city asked the developer’s geologist to do additional seismic trenching earlier this year, the Los Angeles Times reported (http://lat.ms/10CISp5 ).

A possible fault was found buried deep underground the parcel just east of the Millennium Hollywood project, but tests showed it last moved so long ago that it was considered inactive.

California law defines faults that ruptured within the last 11,000 years as active.

The department’s approval letter said “no building restrictions relative to potential fault-rupture are recommended for the subject site.”

The developer wants to build an apartment featuring 95 residential units and 14,000 square feet of office space.

The approval came just before the state geologist is expected to finalize a regulatory map of the Hollywoodearthquake fault, scheduled to be released by mid-November, the Times said.

The preliminary map has been the subject of debate because it placed the Hollywood fault zone through the KFWB site, as well as the iconic Capitol Records tower and Millennium project, where a developer plans to build Hollywood’s tallest skyscrapers, at 39 and 35 stories.