“A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Fiji this morning.
“In the immediate aftermath of the quake, which hit at 9:54am, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued a tsunami threat message for parts of the Pacific within 300km of its epicentre. There is no threat to Australia.
““Hazardous tsunami waves are forecast for some coasts,” the PTWC said. “Tsunami waves reaching 0.3 to one metre above the tide level are possible for some coasts of Fiji.”
“The threat has now passed.
“Meanwhile, a 3.9-magnitude earthquake has hit the southern NSW town of Appin with tremors felt as far away as Wollongong and Sydney.”
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