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    Default "8.2-magnitude earthquake strikes in South Pacific off Fiji"-- CNN report

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/18/world...fic/index.html

    "(CNN) A massive 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, roughly 200 miles off Fiji and almost the same distance from Tonga, according to the preliminary report from the US Geological Survey.


    The earthquake struck just after midday Sunday and was almost 560 kilometers deep, the USGS said.
    The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said based on the data available, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami was not expected, and there was no threat to Hawaii.
    There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries."


    It's reassuring that "a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami was not expected" but I hope it has not caused any damage to Justin Hunter's pearl farm.

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    That sounds frightening. I hope all is well with everyone in the area.
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    Reading that I remembered that my former mother-in-law spent 1942-1944 stationed in the Fiji Islands and on Tonga as an Army nurse.

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    Seems like there is more and more activity lately ..

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    In many areas of the earth, we are still waiting for great earthquakes predicted by seismologists, according to the tension joints. Provided that Lombok and Fiji ones are not only the first!
    A study published in 2017 in Geophysical Research Letters , and made by Roger Bilham of Colorado University and Rebecca Bendick of Montana University, has predicted great eathquakes during 2018, for the reason of a slowing down of terrestrial rotation.
    Scientists thought tropical areas would be the most unsafe...
    Last edited by ericw; 08-19-2018 at 04:06 PM.

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    Here on the West Coast of the US, we are very aware of the potential for a major quake! My son has an app that notifies of tremors as they happen around the world. Seems like there are always small quakes occuring!

    It seems Fiji is ok with this quake, although upon hearing the magnitude my heart stopped for a few seconds!
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    It's frightening! I hope all are ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pattye View Post
    Here on the West Coast of the US, we are very aware of the potential for a major quake! My son has an app that notifies of tremors as they happen around the world. Seems like there are always small quakes occuring!

    It seems Fiji is ok with this quake, although upon hearing the magnitude my heart stopped for a few seconds!
    Fiji seems OK, luckily earthquake was happened very deeply, more than 1700K feets under the ground.

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