Massive 8.2 Earthquake Rocks Fiji

Massive 8.2 Earthquake Rocks Fiji

Small tsunami waves have been observed but the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected based on available data.

The quake was centred west-southwest of Belanting town in East Lombok, the US Geological Survey said, at a relatively shallow depth of 7km.

"We are monitoring the situation and some places felt it, but it was a very deep quake", director Apete Soro said by telephone.

The last quake on 5 August displaced hundreds of thousands of people.

Читайте также: The NBA's Top Pick Has Been Traded

But it was less powerful than the deadly quake earlier this month and there were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries. "People will feel it but it's so deep that I would not expect any damage", USGS geophysicist Jana Pursley said by telephone.

The epicentre of the quake was located 281 km northeast of the Ndoi Island in Fiji at a depth of 560 kilometres.

"There have been no reports of death or (serious) damage but people are traumatised".

The area is located on the earthquake-prone Ring of Fire.

При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2018 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.

Код для вставки в блог

Related Articles

  • Atletico Super Cup win vindicates decision to stay, says Griezmann

    Atletico Super Cup win vindicates decision to stay, says Griezmann

    Real Madrid and their supporters will be finding it hard to forget Zinedine Zidane, even more so after the loss against Atletico. He takes over from Zidane, who stepped down after becoming the first manager to win three successive Champions League titles.
    SEC Subpoenas Tesla over Musk's Premature Go-Private Tweets

    SEC Subpoenas Tesla over Musk's Premature Go-Private Tweets

    The reason: Mr Musk's funding claims are alleged to have been of the misleading sort - something the SEC doesn't look kindly on. Tesla has been operating at a loss and is now being sued by investors who claim that Musk's tweets were "false and misleading".
    Amazon is Developing a Device That Records Live TV, Rivaling TiVo

    Amazon is Developing a Device That Records Live TV, Rivaling TiVo

    Rumors suggest that the DVR is now being developed at Amazon's Lab 126 R&D center, and we'll probably see a whole lot more, soon. Amazon is set to shake up the cable insudtry with a new TV box that allows users to record live shows without a subscription.
  • Tough talks, no agreements at Merkel, Putin meeting near Berlin

    Tough talks, no agreements at Merkel, Putin meeting near Berlin

    I think it's in everyone's interests, including Europe's , ' he said. In May, Merkel travelled to Sochi to meet her Russian counterpart.
    Australian teen sparks FBI action after hacking Apple

    Australian teen sparks FBI action after hacking Apple

    The teen downloaded 90 gigabytes of secure files and accessed customer accounts without exposing his identity. Mashable reached out to Apple for comment and will update if the company replies.
    Keys to an India fightback in England test series

    Keys to an India fightback in England test series

    Succeed, and he does not merely make runs; he protects India's middle order from the new ball, and sets the team up to thrive. Three half-centuries in four innings for India A on their first-class tour of England this summer were encouraging, too.
  • Urban Meyer investigation at Ohio State to be completed Sunday

    Urban Meyer investigation at Ohio State to be completed Sunday

    In closing, Day said, "I would also like to thank the members of the Ohio State media corps for their patience and understanding". Acting head coach Ryan Day met with the media for the first time during the Buckeyes' fall camp Friday, which began August 3.
    Akshay Kumar-starrer expected to maintain its stronghold

    Akshay Kumar-starrer expected to maintain its stronghold

    Gold box office collection is again showing an upward trend after facing a trough on Thursday. Helmed by Reema Kagti , " Gold " hit the screens on Independence Day .
    All You Need to Know about the Fitbit Ionic Heart Rate Tracker

    All You Need to Know about the Fitbit Ionic Heart Rate Tracker

    Therefore, you can turn the fitness tracker into a rather handy little communication device with the third-party apps. The battery lasts twice as long as Apple’s but it isn’t quite as long lasting as the Garmin Forerunner .
  • Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas engagement: The couple's families dine out in Juhu

    Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas engagement: The couple's families dine out in Juhu

    Priyanka Chopra or Nick Jonas have not officially announced their wedding to either the Indian or American media. Nick arrived here on Thursday night with his parents, mother Denise and father Kevin Jonas Sr in tow.
    Arsenal's Maitland-Niles ruled out for six to eight weeks

    Arsenal's Maitland-Niles ruled out for six to eight weeks

    Wantaway full-back Carl Jenkinson is also now absent due to injury after picking up "a significant sprain to his right ankle". Arsenal take on Chelsea on Saturday evening and the injury to Maitland-Niles will be a big blow.
    Emery: Torreira Is Ready To Start Against Chelsea

    Emery: Torreira Is Ready To Start Against Chelsea

    On Kovacic's role in the team going forward, Sarri added: "I think he can play in any of the three positions in midfield". It will be intriguing to see how these players adapt to these new philosophies over the coming weeks and months.