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Three earthquakes of magnitude between 6.6 and 7 shake the waters south of the Fiji Islands

An earthquake of magnitude 6.8, followed by others of 7 and 6.6, shook the waters south of the fiji islandsin the South Pacific, reported the United States Geological Institute, without a tsunami alert having been activated.

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The first tremor occurred at 9:38 GMT, while the next two occurred at 9:51 and 10:14 GMT, in the same area and at depths greater than 600 kilometers below the seabed, according to the service. US Geological Survey, which records seismic activity around the world.

The strongest of magnitude 7 was located 665 kilometers deep and 875 kilometers south of Suva, the capital of Fiji.

This region regularly experiences earthquakes of magnitude greater than five.

The so-called North Lau Basin, located between Fiji, Samoa and Tonga, in the South Pacific, has dozens of active submarine volcanoes located between 1,000 and 1,500 meters deep.

Source: Elcomercio

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