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15 Sep 2020 | 12:59 AM UTC

Fiji: 6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes offshore of Vanua Levu September 15

6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes offshore of Fiji’s Vanua Levu on September 15; no immediate reports of damage, no tsunami warnings issued

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Event

The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 6.1-magnitude earthquake that struck 149 km (93 mi) north-northeast of Labasa in the South Pacific Ocean, northeast of Fiji's Vanua Levu, on Tuesday, September 15. The quake struck at 16:12 (local time) at a depth of 10 km (6 mi). There have been no immediate reports of injuries or damage. No tsunami warning has been issued.

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

Advice

Individuals in the region 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 the windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.

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