HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A powerful earthquake struck Fiji on Thursday morning, but there's no tsunami threat to Hawaii, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
The temblor initially measured at a magnitude of 8.1, but was later downgraded to a 7.8.
It struck close to Suva, Fiji around 5:50 a.m. Hawaii time, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
PTWC officials said the quake was too deep — about 400 miles — to generate a tsunami.
Another quake, which appeared to be an aftershock, struck in the same region about an hour later. That one measured at a magnitude of 5.5, the USGS said.
Officials add they are not anticipating a tsunami for Fiji, but they are closely monitoring.
It's not known if there were any injuries or damage as a result of the quake.
This story may be updated.