6.0 quake hits South Pacific near Fiji

AP News
Posted: Oct 26, 2011 8:45 PM
6.0 quake hits South Pacific near Fiji

An earthquake has struck about 140 miles (230 kilometers) east of the capital of Fiji. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-6.0 quake struck Thursday at a depth of 380 miles (611 kilometers).

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not immediately issue a tsunami alert.

The region lies on the "Ring of Fire" _ an arc of earthquake and volcanic zones that stretches around the Pacific Rim. About 90 percent of the world's quakes occur in the region.