NDOI ISLAND, FIJI (CBS SF) – A strong 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck Fiji in the Pacific Ocean, according to the US Geological Survey.

It struck at about 5:37 p.m. PST.

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The quake was centered about 281 kilometers NNE of Ndoi Island at the remarkable depth of 559.6 kilometers.

So far, there is no information on damages, or injuries.

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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said no tsunami was expected, perhaps considering the quake’s depth.

At least a dozen more smaller quakes occurred in the same area following the 8.2 magnitude temblor. The strongest had a magnitude of 6.8.

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Fiji is located in one of the most seismically active areas in the world.