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    Fiji Islands Hit by 5.3-Magnitude Earthquake

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    USGS reported that an earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale struck off the Fiji Islands on Wednesday.

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale struck off the Fiji Islands on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported Tuesday.

    The earthquake occurred at 00:14 GMT at a depth of 106.6 kilometers (about 65.8 miles), south of Fiji Islands, according to the USGS.

    No information on casualties or damage from the quake has been provided to date.

    US Geological Survey (USGS), Fiji, United States
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