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Earthquake hits near Fiji, limited tsunami warning issued

No warning issued for Hawaiian islands

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 struck near the coast of Fiji on Tuesday, causing a tsunami warning for parts of the Pacific Ocean, The Associated Press reported.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the temblor hit 227 kilometers deep southwest of Nadi and at a depth of 10 kilometers.

A tsunami warning has been issued for places within 300 kilometers of the quake. No warning has been issued for Hawaii, the AP said.

A total of 230,000 people were killed when a quake and tsunami hit a dozen countries in 2004.


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