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A moderate size earthquake with a shallow depth source location occurred in the Solomon Islands region this afternoon.
The Mineral Resources Department's Seismology Unit confirmed that this does not pose any threat to Fiji.
According to a release by the department the 5.1 magnitude earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 kilometres at 3:16pm.
It was an inland earthquake that occurred 558km northwest from Honiara in Solomon Islands; 985km northeast from Port Moresby, PNG and 2768km northwest from Suva.
2017.03.04 / 14:59