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06 Oct 2020 | 06:03 AM UTC

Fiji: 6.0-magnitude earthquake strikes east of Levuka October 6

6.0-magnitude earthquake strikes off east of Levuka on October 6; no tsunami warning immediately issued

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Event

The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 6.0-magnitude earthquake that struck some 232km (144mi) east of Levuka on Tuesday, October 6. The quake struck at 22:11 (local time) at a depth of 628.5km (67mi). There have been no immediate reports of casualties or infrastructural damage and no tsunami warnings have been issued.

Aftershocks are possible in the affected area over the coming hours and days.

Advice

Those in the affected areas are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks. In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g., under a table), move away from windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.

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