8.2 Earthquake Strikes Fiji

August 19

A deep, undersea earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 has struck Fiji and small tsunami waves have been observed but no damage reported.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit at a depth of 348 miles and was located 174 miles northeast of Fiji’s Ndoi Island.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says small tsunami waves have been observed.