Magnitude-6.3 Quake Hits Pacific; No Tsunami Alert

Published January 24, 2012 1:54AM (EST)

SUVA, Fiji (AP) — A magnitude-6.3 earthquake has shaken the Pacific region south of the Fiji islands.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue any alerts or warnings after the quake.

The United States Geological Survey reported the earthquake struck Tuesday afternoon 472 miles (759 kilometers) south of Fiji, at a depth of 362 miles (583 kilometers).

By Salon Staff

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