(News) — A 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck the southern Pacific Ocean, south of the Fiji islands and New Caledonia, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported Friday.
The quake had a depth of 38 kilometers (23 miles), the USGS said.
The National Tsunami Warning Center of the United States on Friday raised a tsunami warning for the coasts located less than 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) from the epicenter, originally issued three hours after the earthquake.
“Based on all available data, the tsunami threat from this earthquake has passed,” the Center said in a report.
New Zealand’s National Emergency Management Agency tweeted that it is assessing whether the quake “poses any tsunami threat to New Zealand.”
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