Kuata Island, Fiji
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Kuata Island, Fiji.
Magnitude 7.2 earthquake has struck near Vanuatu, Fiji, a tsunami warning has been issued.

A strong earthquake with magnitude 7.2 has struck near Vanuatu and Fiji islands, the United States Geological Service reported. A local tsunami warning has been issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The earthquake has struck 122 kilometres east of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia, which is southwest of Fiji islands.