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: UPDATE: Estrada Fire Near Watsonville Holds at 148 Acres, 35% Containment
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: Hayward Woman Killed in Horrific Brentwood Crash
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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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