7.8 quake hits off the coast of Fiji

According to the USGS, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit off the coast of Fiji around 8:49 a.m. Pacific Time.

The earthquake was initially reported as a magnitude 8.1, but later downgraded.

The quake was 71 miles from Suva, Fiji.

The impacted countries are Fiji and Tonga.

At this point additional details have not been released.

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