A tsunami warning was issued for Fiji and NewZealand after an 7.8 quake struck the area. The quaketook place at a shallow depth in the Tonga region of theFiji Islands and is classified as a “great” earthquake.Reportsto Unknowncountry from Tonga indicate little local effect,and the tsunami warning was cancelled two hours after beinginstituted.The quakestruck at 4:26 AM local time, 8:26 AM Pacific Daylight Time.The epicenter was 1,340 miles north northeast of Auckland,New Zealand.
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