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7.8-magnitude quake strikes Fiji, but no tsunami threat to Hawaii

A large earthquake struck the Fiji region, but there's no tsunami threat to Hawaii (Image: USGS) A large earthquake struck the Fiji region, but there's no tsunami threat to Hawaii (Image: USGS)
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A powerful earthquake struck Fiji on Thursday morning, but there's no tsunami threat to Hawaii, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The temblor initially measured at a magnitude of 8.1, but was later downgraded to a 7.8.

It struck close to Suva, Fiji around 5:50 a.m. Hawaii time, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

PTWC officials said the quake was too deep — about 400 miles — to generate a tsunami.

Another quake, which appeared to be an aftershock, struck in the same region about an hour later. That one measured at a magnitude of 5.5, the USGS said. 

Officials add they are not anticipating a tsunami for Fiji, but they are closely monitoring. 

It’s not known if there were any injuries or damage as a result of the quake.

This story may be updated.

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