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FIJI ISLANDS (ALBOENEWS) — A strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the Fiji Islands on Tuesday afternoon, according to the USGS.

The earthquake struck SW of Nuku‘alofa, Tonga and SE of Suva, Fiji at about 12:20 a.m. ET Tuesday, which was Tuesday afternoon in the affected area.

According to the USGS, there is a 34 percent chance of fatalities resulting from the earthquake.

UPDATE: The 6.4 quake was preceded by a 5.1 earthquake in the region.

Another earthquake, 6.4 magnitude, has been detected south of the Fiji Island, according to USGS. (9/26 11:45 a.m. ET)

Another moderate earthquake, a 5.4, has been detected off the coast of the Fiji Islands (6:05 p.m. ET)

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