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.

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.

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.

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

Comments (3)
  1. Jay McKinsey says:

    Just glad to hear that it wasn’t an above ground earthquake.