Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 occurred in the area of the Fiji Islands

Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 occurred on Sunday southeast of the Fiji Islands, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Aftershocks were recorded in 01.55 local time (17.55 MSK), their epicenter was located at 63 kilometers from the island N'Doye (Ndoi). The earthquake lies at a depth of 470 kilometers.

Information on casualties or damage were reported. Tsunami threat was not announced.

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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