January 4, 2017 11:28 am

Tsunami warning cancelled after 7.2 magnitude earthquake

A 7.2 Magnitude earthquake occurred at 10.53AM today at a depth of 10km about 221.9 km south-west of Nadi.

MRD: “Public are now advised to move back to your normal places with precaution and coastal dwellers are advised to remain vigilant as aftershocks still occurring along the earthquake source zones.”

12.13PM: According to the Permanent Secretary for NDMO, the tsunami warning has been lifted.

11.34AM: TSUNAMI THREAT IS BEING IMPOSED BY THIS EARTHQUAKE EVENT TO THE FIJI REGION IN COMPLIMENT WITH THE PTWC. THIS SERVES AS AN ALERT AND WARNING FOR COASTAL AREAS TO TAKE HEED OF NDMO INSTRUCTIONS.

Source: usgs.gov

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a threat message based on data from the USGS National Earthquake Information Centre.

PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER: “BASED ON THE PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS… HAZARDOUS TSUNAMI WAVES ARE POSSIBLE FOR COASTS LOCATED WITHIN 300 KM OF THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER.”