7.8M Earthquake Recorded Near Fiji

A powerful earthquake struck near Fiji Thursday. 

The 7.8 magnitude temblor struck about 63 miles off the coast of Suva, a city with the population of 77,000 people.  

The U.S. Geological Survey reports the quake struck at 3:45 a.m. local time or 8:45 a.m. PT. 

The event was originally reported as an 8.1 magnitude earthquake.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a Pacific-wide tsunami was not expected and there was no threat to Hawai'i.

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