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September 15, 2011 (19:31:02 UTC)

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Magnitude 7.3 Fiji Region

According to the US Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center, a major earthquake occurred in the early morning local time southeast of and deep below Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji. Because this earthquake occurred over 600 km below the surface of the Earth, no tsunami was produced and only light ground shaking was felt even on the island closest to the epicenter.

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