6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Registers Near Fiji but Occurs Too Deep to Cause Tsunami

SUVA, Fiji, Nov. 9 (UPI) — A 6.8-magnitude earthquake rumbled near the island nation of Fiji Monday, but scientists said it was too deep to trigger a tsunami.

The quake was about 67 miles from Suva, Fiji, and 1,380 miles from Auckland, New Zealand, at a depth of about 359 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Officials told TVNZ the tremor was too deep to create a tsunami.

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