An enormous earthquake of extent 8.2 struck in the Pacific Ocean near Fiji and Tonga on Sunday yet it was profound and did not trigger a tsunami, the U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Tsunami Warning Center said.
Prelim M8.2 Earthquake Fiji region Aug-19 00:19 UTC, updates https://t.co/lDvGNflv9w
— USGS Big Quakes (@USGSBigQuakes) August 19, 2018
The earthquake was 347.7 miles (559.57 km) beneath the Earth which would have hosed the shaking at the surface.
The U.S. Tsunami Warning Center said the shake was too profound to cause a tsunami.
The shake was at first revealed as a greatness 8.0 and afterward moved up to 8.2, an extent that could cause gigantic harm had it not been so profound.
The epicenter was found 167 miles east of Levuka in Fiji and 275 miles west of Neiafu in Tonga.
The territory is situated on the tremor inclined Ring of Fire.