7 Sep 2018

No tsunami threat after 7.8 earthquake off Fiji

5:23 am on 7 September 2018
A magnitude 7.8 earthquake has hit 101km east-southeast of Suva, Fiji, at a depth of 608 km, the US Geological Survey says.

A map shows the epicentre of Friday's 7.8 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Fiji. Photo: USGS

The tremor struck at 3.49am at a depth of 608 kilometres.

It was centred 101 kilometres east-southeast of the capital Suva.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre says the earthquake was so deep it is unlikely to make a dangerous tsunami.

There have been no reports of damage.