A 5.3 magnitude earthquake was felt in parts of Fiji at around 8.30 am today.
The Mineral Resources Department says the earthquake occurred 26 km North North West of Vunisea, Kadavu.
Narikoso Villager Kelepi Saukitoga says they were still having their breakfast when the roof of their homes began shaking.
A moderate earthquake of 5.3mb with a shallow depth of 10km source location occurred 26 km NNW from Vunisea, Kadavu this morning at 08:31:57 AM, local time. However, it does not pose any immediate tsunami threat to the region.— Seismology Fiji (@FijiSeismology) October 19, 2019
THIS IS A FELT EVENT. pic.twitter.com/AsTTxsEHZa
Saukitoga says the villagers quickly responded by evacuating the women and children.
He says Narikoso is a village in Kadavu that is currently facing coastal erosion and that the villagers are always alert incase of any warning of a natural disaster.
He says for the village of Narikoso they are fortunate that there were no injuries and no houses were damaged.
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