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8.2 quake strikes off the coast of Fiji, small tsunami waves observed

19 August 2018

The quake struck just after midday Sunday and was nearly 560 kilometers deep, the USGS said. The temblor had a depth of almost 2 miles, according to USGS.

Residents said the quake was felt strongly in East Lombok. I realised it was an quake.

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It comes two weeks after a 6.9-magnitude quake in the same area, in which more than 400 people have died.

He said the quake was extremely large for it's depth, with there being only four other earthquakes at that magnitude and depth since the 1900s.

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It is in the earthquake-prone Pacific "Ring of Fire", known for tsunamis and volcanoes.

In 2004, a tsunami triggered by a magnitude 9.3 undersea natural disaster off the coast of Sumatra, in western Indonesia, killed 220,000 people in countries around the Indian Ocean, including 168,000 in Indonesia.

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8.2 quake strikes off the coast of Fiji, small tsunami waves observed