Suva: An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 has struck south of Fiji in the Pacific Ocean.
A tsunami threat message was issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre after the quake hit at 11:53am local time (9:53pm GMT).
“Hazardous tsunami waves from this earthquake are possible within 300km of the epicentre along the coasts of Fiji,” it said.
The earthquake was six miles deep. There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii or New Zealand, authorities confirmed.