7.2 magnitude Fiji earthquake triggers tsunami threat

Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

fijiAn earthquake measuring about 7.2 magnitude has struck at a distance of nearly 284 km off the coast of Fiji. The quake had hit the region around 10.52  a.m. local time, according to the US Geological Survey.


Initially, a tsunami threat message was issued for certain parts of the Pacific closer to the epicenter as declared by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre.


The Centre also said that hazardous tsunami waves are highly probable and are likely to strike the Fiji coastline within 11.45 a.m. It also said that the waves would measure about 0.3 m and 1 m above normal tide levels. Also, it said that the government agencies responsible for threatened coastal regions should immediately resort to quick action and inform the coastal inhabitants about the level of the impending threats.


Later, the centre put down it warning and said that the tsunami threat had actually passed.


It asked the local residents to remain very alert and also said that there is no cause for concern. There have been reports that said that certain portions of the Fiji coast have people who have been requested to evacuate the low lying areas.


But then, there are no signs of real concern in other places.


Some people have reportedly said that they were unable to experience the tremors though there have been sirens going off and cops in several places.


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