6.0 magnitude earthquake strikes Fiji – 4.0 magnitude earthquake strikes along New Madrid faultFIJI – A strong earthquake struck off the coast of Fiji Wednesday evening but poses no tsunami threat to Hawaii. The preliminary magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck 162 miles southeast of Lambasa, Fiji at 6:10 Hawaii time at a depth of 332 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake did not generate a tsunami alert from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center and no injuries were immediately reported.
New Madrid Quake: A magnitude 4.0 earthquake rattled the Missouri bootheel Wednesday night, and was felt as far south as the Memphis area, the USGS said. The Memphis Commercial Appeal reported that the quake struck at 10:51 p.m. and was centered near Steele, Mo. According to the Commercial Appeal, the USGS received dozens of reports from people who said they felt the quake in West Tennessee and surrounding states. Reports ranged as far north as Carbondale, Ill., and as far south as DeSoto County, Miss. Extinction Protocol