BREAKING NEWS - 7.8 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE HAS STRUCK OF FIJI
A magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit 105 km east-southeast of Suva, Fiji, at a depth of 608 km, at 4.39pm BST (3.49am Friday local time).
The measure was revised downward from an initial magnitude 8.1 reading by USGS.
New Zealand’s Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management said there was no tsunami threat to New Zealand following the earthquake.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said: “Based on all available data, there is no tsunami threat because the earthquake is located too deep inside the Earth.”