Earthquake hit Fiji Island

Fresh news, an earthquake with measuring 7.3 Richter scale hit the Fiji Island in the Pacific Ocean on September 16, 2011. Luckily, the earthquake does not lead to a tsunami.

Based on reports from the United States Geological Survey (USGS), as reported by CNN, an earthquake occurred at 7:30 am local time. Initially, an earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter Scale is expressed, but was eventually revised to 7.3 magnitude.

Epicenter was centered 119 miles southwest Ndoi Island or 452 km southeast of the capital of Fiji, Suva, with a depth of 626 km from the earth's surface. Because it the epicenter, the shock does not lead to a tsunami.

"The tsunami that damages are not created, based on historical data of tsunami and earthquake," the report said the U.S. Pacific Tsunami Center based in Hawaii.

Japan Meteorological Agency also issued a tsunami warning or evacuation calls after the earthquake. There are no reports of casualties or damage from this earthquake.