Magnitude 8.2 quake strikes in Pacific, no damage expected

8/19/2018 10:01:00 AM
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Tehran (KNA) - A massive quake of magnitude 8.2 struck in the Pacific Ocean close to Fiji and Tonga on Sunday but it was so deep that it was not expected to cause any damage, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.


The US Tsunami Warning Center also said the quake was too deep to cause a tsunami.

The quake was 560 km below the Earth, which would have dampened the shaking at the surface.

“I would not expect any damage. People will feel it, but it’s so deep that I would not expect any damage,” USGS geophysicist Jana Pursley said by telephone.

The quake was initially reported as a magnitude 8.0 and then upgraded to 8.2, a magnitude that could cause tremendous damage had it not been so deep.

Source: PressTV

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