posted on Sep, 6 2018 @ 11:35 AM
Another day, another large EQ... Today, this EQ was off the coast of Fiji.. A magnitude 8.1 earthquake hit 123 km east south east of Suva, Fiji, at a
depth of 669 km, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Thursday. Thankfully, The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said no destructive Pacific-wide tsunami
was expected, and there was no tsunami threat to Hawaii. An 8.1 EQ is a very serious EQ, but thankfully it was at great depth, but one has to wonder
if this could potentially lead to more large EQs within the region, leading to destruction, Tsunamis, etc. The ring of fire is always active, and
historically, we've seen very large EQs coming from this region. I know the depth won't worry most, but I hope this wasn't some precursor of sorts
for something even stronger (at a more shallow depth)... This EQ hit in the early morning, so its unsure if there's been any reported damage to parts
of Fiji (or neighboring islands) yet.
*** I will add updates as they begin to come in. Stay tuned.
Edit - I'm seeing that it may have been dropped from an 8.1 to a 7.8, but still, that's a major EQ any way you slice it.
edit on 6-9-2018 by
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