Pow­er­ful quakes strike off Fiji, Tonga

The Myanmar Times - - World -

A pow­er­ful 6.8-mag­ni­tude earth­quake struck off Fiji shortly af­ter an­other hit off Tonga but there was no threat of a tsunami, US seis­mol­o­gists said. The off­shore quake oc­curred at 9:28am on Septem­ber 24, cen­tred around 100 kilo­me­tres (62 miles) north­east of the Fi­jian is­land of Ndoi at a depth of 594km, the US Ge­o­log­i­cal Sur­vey (USGS) said on its web­site. It came 20 min­utes af­ter a 6.3-mag­ni­tude quake hit 124 kilo­me­tres north­west of Tonga. The Hawai­ibased Pa­cific Tsunami Warn­ing Cen­ter said nei­ther quake posed a tsunami threat.

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