FIJI ISLANDS (CBS SF) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a strong earthquake struck in the Fiji Islands region, but a tsunami is not expected.
The 6.5-magnitude quake struck at 1:28 p.m. with its epicenter about 26 miles east northeast of Ndoi Island, Fiji.READ MORE: Vigil Set for Saturday in Santa Rosa to Bring Attention to Search for Missing Mom
The quake struck at a depth of 349 miles.
Deeper quakes are less noticeable while a shallow quake–in the 0 to 40 mile depth range–can feel much stronger than their actual reported magnitude. Quakes just below the earth’s surface, in the 0 to 10 miles range, can cause even more damage at lower magnitudes.
No damage or injuries were immediately reported.READ MORE: Warriors, Chase Center to Require Fans Show Proof of COVID Booster Shots
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Strong earthquakes with an epicenter off the coast can trigger tsunamis, depending on the size and type of the fault movement. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center tracks earthquake data for the West Coast.
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