5.6 QUAKE RATTLES FIJI

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SUVA, Fiji (Fijilive, June 2) - An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale was felt in parts of Suva, Nausori and Nadi this afternoon.

The earthquake was located about 160-kilometers southeast of Kadavu [south of the biggest island in Fiji, Viti Levu].

A wireless operator on Kadavu, Peni Raranivalu, says villagers of Namara also felt the tremors.

"There was a big earthquake. I'm sitting on top of a rock and I heard a big sound from the church roof. Another man ran out his house saying it was shaking," Raralevu said.

Reverend Severio Vuata of Lomanikoro, Rewa, said houses shook for about half-a-minute.

Office workers in the capital also felt the tremors.

June 3, 2005

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