Fiji Islands earthquake magnitude 6.2

Fiji Islands earthquake magnitude 6.2In Fiji, an earthquake of 6.2 magnitude on the Richter scale. According to the agency "Xinhua", referring to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of the quake was located in 343 km south-west of the Tonga Islands in the Pacific. Hypocenter lies at a depth of 413 km.
Information on casualties or damage, as well as the threat of a tsunami has been reported.
Recall, April 17, an earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred in the Pacific Ocean off the southern island of Fiji. Then epicenter of the earthquake was located at a depth of 621 km, 36 km to the north of the island Ndoi.

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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