Earthquake of 6.6 magnitude deep in Pacific Ocean south of Fiji: USGS

A house is seen as strong waves caused by Cyclone Evan in Suva, Fiji in this handout file picture...

A house is seen as strong waves caused by Cyclone Evan in Suva, Fiji in this handout file picture taken December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Fiji Ministry of Information/Handout

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, Last Updated: 12:10 AM ET

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 struck in the Pacific Ocean on Sunday deep in the ocean about 525 km south of Suva, Fiji, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The USGS initially estimated the earthquake at 6.8 magnitude and revised that to 6.6. It reported a second earthquake of magnitude 6.1 about 10 minutes later, further south.

The second earthquake was 606 km deep, USGS said. No tsunami warning was issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre.


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