The Tsunami Warning Center said in a statement that no tsunami threat has been declared in the Pacific region despite the powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake that struck near the Fiji Islands on Sunday.
"Based on all available data… there is no tsunami threat because the earthquake is located too deep inside the earth," the statement said.
EARTHQUAKE M 8.2 — 281km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji— Helmut Duerrast (@HelmutDuerrast) 19 августа 2018 г.
2018-08-19 00:19:37 UTC (+ 7 hrs = #Thailand time)
559.6 km depth — NO TSUNAMI Warning, Advisory, Watch, or Threat
via #USGS pic.twitter.com/6z37Nu5A0j
The Fiji Islands are located in a seismically active zone known as the Ring of Fire and regularly experience powerful earthquakes.
According to the USGS, Fiji has experienced over a dozen earthquakes greater than magnitude 4 over the past several months.