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Magnitude 6.0 quake hits South Pacific near Fiji

Last Updated: Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 11:45

New York: An earthquake has struck about 140 miles (230 kilometres) east of the capital of Fiji. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The US Geological Survey says the magnitude-6.0 quake struck on Thursday at a depth of 380 miles (611 kilometres).

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre did not immediately issue a tsunami alert.
The region lies on the "Ring of Fire" — an arc of earthquake and volcanic zones that stretches around the Pacific Rim. About 90 percent of the world`s quakes occur in the region.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 11:45

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