Major M7.8 Earthquake Hits Fiji Region

UPDATE- Just as i said, They downgraded , M7.8.
A major earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.1 has struck just off the coast of Fiji, but it struck far below the seabed, seismologists say. No tsunami warning has been issued.

The earthquake, which struck at 3:49 a.m. local time on Friday, was centered about 41 kilometers (25 miles) southeast of Levuka. It struck at a depth of 669 kilometers (415 miles), making it a very deep earthquake.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center puts the preliminary magnitude at 8.1.

“Based on all available data, there is no tsunami threat because the earthquake is located too deep inside the Earth,” the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

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