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Strong earthquake strikes off Fiji; no tsunami generated

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 2:08 a.m. HST, Jul 29, 2011

SYDNEY » A strong earthquake has struck off the coast of the Pacific island nation of Fiji. There are no immediate reports of injuries or damage and no tsunami warning has been issued.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the 6.6-magnitude quake struck Friday at 7:42 a.m. in Fiji  (9:42 p.m. Thursday night Hawaii time) about 390 miles south of the capital Suva at a depth of 328 miles.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach did not issue a tsunami warning.

Earthquakes occur regularly in the South Pacific, where several tectonic plates converge.

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