10 Nov 2009

7-point-1 quake recorded in Fiji region

6:50 am on 10 November 2009

A 7-point-1 earthquake was recorded in the Fiji region last night.

The Fiji Times says the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued two Tsunami Bulletins, advising that "based on the depth of the earthquake" a tsunami was not generated.

The Centre said the quake, at 10.45 last night, was at a depth of 565 kilometers.

That location is virtually in the centre of waters between Fiji's two most populated islands - Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.

The closest towns to the quake zone were Tavua and Rakiraki.

There have been no reports of damage at this stage.