Massive 8.2 quake strikes in the Pacific

Lester Mason
August 19, 2018

A USGS map shows the location of a magnitude 3.2 quake that struck near Big Bear City on August 18, 2018.

It comes two weeks after a 6.9-magnitude quake in the same area, in which more than 400 people have died. The temblor had a depth of almost 2 miles, according to USGS.

There were no immediate reports of damage or potential casualties.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said based on the data available, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami was not expected, and there was no threat to Hawaii.

The quake's depth at 347.7 miles (560 km) would have dampened the shaking at the surface.

"I would not expect any damage".

Indonesia is prone to earthquakes because it lies on the Ring of Fire - the line of frequent quakes and volcanic eruptions that circles virtually the entire Pacific rim.

Its epicentre is 167 miles (270km) east of Levuka in Fiji and 275 miles (443km) west of Neiafu in Tonga.

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