Earthquake strikes Fiji region

2011-04-04 07:24

Wellington - A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck the Fiji region on Monday, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was immediately issued.

The undersea quake hit 321km west of Suva at a depth of 555km at 02:07 (14:07 GMT), USGS said.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre which monitors the region and issues bulletins in the event of a tsunami being generated had no such warning in force.

The area lies on the Pacific "ring of fire", a highly active tectonic zone that frequently experiences earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.