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Powerful magnitude 8.2 earthquakes strikes near Fiji, no tsunami triggered

Powerful magnitude 8.2 earthquakes strikes near Fiji, no tsunami triggered:Earthquakes struck near two popular vacation destinations Sunday, one rattling the South Pacific islands of Fiji and Tonga, and another striking Indonesia’s Lombok.

Lombok earthquake death toll surges above 400

Lombok earthquake death toll surges above 400The quake roughly 200 miles off both Fiji and Tonga measured a massive 8.2-magnitude but was hundreds of miles deep.
UPDATE: Fiji #earthquake magnitude revised to 8.2 and small, non-dangerous #tsunami waves have been observed. While no hazard is expected for any coastline, but please be observant and exercise normal caution

 

The quake was 10.5 kilometers deep and struck near Loloan on the west end of the island of Bali. It was felt in Bali and the nearby island of Lombok, which was hit by an earthquake a week ago that killed more than a dozen people.

The quake was felt for several seconds in Bali, where people ran out of buildings.

“All the hotel guests were running so I did too. People filled the streets,” said Michelle Lindsay, an Australian tourist in Bali told Reuters news agency.

The Indonesian island of Lombok has been shaken by another strong earthquake, after weeks of tremors that have killed more than 476 people.

Sunday’s quake measured magnitude 6.3 and was at a depth of 7.9km (4.9 miles). It caused landslides but it is not known if there are any casualties.

Residents said the tremor was felt strongly to the east of the island, and sent people fleeing into the streets.

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The place is known for sometimes being hit by the tremors, but mostly they remain harmless.

Though, the archipelago remains intensely alert to tremors which can trigger the tsunamis too.

In 2004, a devastating tsunami was occurred because of the magnitude 9.3 undersea earthquakes off the coast of Sumatra killed 220,000 people in the whole nations in the region of the Indian Ocean, including 168,000 in Indonesia.