Tsunami threat now cancelled for Fiji following 7.2 magnitude earthquake

A tsunami warning issued for Fiji has now been cancelled.

According to Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 occurred   south of the Fiji islands at 21. 53 UTC on Tuesday January 3, 2017.

It said: “based on all available data… the tsunami threat from this earthquake has now passed”.

The earthquake which was later updated into a magnitude of 7.2 has struck 284km off the coast of Fiji.

The quake struck at 10.52am local time, the US Geological Survey said.

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