Japan:7.4 quake hits near Fiji
Laaska News Sept. 16,2011
A magnitude 7.4 earthquake occurred near the Fiji islands in the south Pacific at 19:31 UTC on Thursday, or 7:31 on Friday morning, local time.
The Japanese Meteorological Agency says the possibility of a tsunami is low.
So far, there are no reports of damage caused by the quake.
The agency says the epicenter was located near Fiji, roughly 593 kilometers beneath the sea floor.