13:52 GMT28 February 2021
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    According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake's epicenter is located 144 km from the town of Ba. There are no reports about casualties so far.

    The USGS data shows that the tremor was recorded at 20:49 UTC, at a depth of 10.2 km. No tsunami warnings have been released in the area despite the power of the earthquake.

    Fiji is an island nation situated in the Pacific Ocean in the so-called Ring of Fire quake region, where a significant number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions take place.

    Apart from casualties, there have been no reports of any damage caused by the earthquake at the moment.

    Previously, major tremors were reported near Fiji several times over the last months of 2020. No casualties or significant damage were reported.

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