Earthquake of magnitude 5.9 occurred in the area of the Fiji Islands

Earthquake of magnitude 5.9 occurred on Saturday, to the north-west coast of the Fiji Islands, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Aftershocks were recorded in 06.12 local time (10.12 MSK), 290 kilometers from the village, and Showa-Ra (Ceva-i-Ra). The earthquake lies at a depth of 27.9 kilometers.

This is the second earthquake recorded in the region over the past few hours. Earlier, as reported by USGS, an earthquake of magnitude 5.8 occurred off the coast of New Zealand.

Through the islands of Fiji and New Zealand, the Pacific is a "fire zone" — the band of volcanoes and tectonic faults up to 40,000 kilometers. He circles the Pacific Ocean, passing along the coasts of North and South America to the southern part of Alaska, then turns to Japan, the Philippines and Indonesia, and ends near the island of New Guinea, New Zealand and South West Pacific. It is in the "Ring of Fire" is the vast majority of the known volcanic planet. It happens 90% of all earthquakes in the world.

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