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Strong earthquake off the coast of Fiji

SUVA, October 2. Off the coast of Fiji — the island nation in the Pacific — An earthquake measuring 5.1 ball.

In Fiji, there was a powerful earthquakeAccording to the Australian Seismological Service, according to ITAR-TASS, its epicenter was in the Pacific Ocean, 267 km south of the capital city of Suva. Hearth lies at a depth 477 km. Tremors were felt in a radius of 187 km.

The possible casualties or damage were reported.

Recall, September 16, an earthquake of magnitude 7.2 occurred off the coast of Fiji. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the tremors were recorded at 07:30 local time.

The epicenter of earthquake was located in 453 km south-east of the capital of Fiji, Suva, which is located on the country's largest island of Viti Levu. The earthquake lies at a depth of about 593 kilometers.

August 19 in the Fiji Islands, an earthquake of 6.2 magnitude on the Richter scale. Quake epicenter was located 343 km to the south-west of the Tonga Islands in the Pacific. Hypocenter lies at a depth of 413 km.

Add that to the 332 islands of Fiji, of which only 110 are inhabited, earthquakes and eruptions of underwater volcanoes occur frequently. Archipelago in the Pacific Ocean is part of the so-called Ring of Fire, which is concentrated three-quarters of the active volcanoes in the world, including underwater.

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