Fiji Earthquake: Tsunami Threat After 7.2 Earthquake Strikes Pacific Ocean

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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.

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The earthquake was six miles deep. There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii or New Zealand, authorities confirmed.