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No tsunami threat to New Zealand following FIJI natural disaster

09 September, 2018, 02:30 | Author: Lucille Rivera
  • 8.1 magnitude earthquake hits the coast of Fiji | Daily Star

A 7.8-magnitude quake hit the Fiji Islands at 11:49 p.m. Thursday Beijing Time, according to the China natural disaster Networks Center (CENC).

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

At the same time, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that no destructive tsunami was expected in the region.

Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre messages do not represent the official warning status for New Zealand.

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The measure was revised downward from an initial magnitude 8.1 reading by USGS.

The PTWC says there is no tsunami threat because the quake was located too deep inside the Earth.

The belt runs from New Zealand, through South East Asia and Japan and along the entire western coastline of the Americas.

The epicenter was located 102 km South-East from the capital of Fiji, and lies at a depth of 608 km, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the Correspondent.

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