A shallow 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Fiji

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A shallow 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Fiji on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

The quake, recorded at 6:11 pm (0611 GMT) was centred 152 kilometres (94 miles) southwest of Nadi and 238 kilometres from the capital Suva at a depth of 10 kilometres, reports BSS.

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake was recorded in the same region a week ago. That tremor was felt in Nadi but did not cause any damage.

The area lies on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, a highly active tectonic zone that frequently experiences earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

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