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Major earthquake strikes near Fiji; no tsunami threat to Hawaii


    A major earthquake struck near Fiji. No tsunami threat was issued for Hawaii

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck near Fiji today, but Hawaii is not under threat of a tsunami.

U.S. Geological Survey officials reported that the earthquake struck at around 11:53 a.m. Hawaii time. The epicenter was located about 141 miles southwest of Nadi, Fiji at a depth of 9 miles.

Though no tsunami threat was issued for Hawaii, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami threat message for other parts of the Pacific close to the earthquake.

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