Labasa residents experience earth tremor

The epicentre of the seismic activity that was recorded in Labasa this morning. Picture: SUPPLIED

RESIDENTS in Labasa felt an earth tremor this morning.
The Ministry of Mineral Resources has confirmed records of the tremor.
A statement from the Seismology Unit of the Ministry of Mineral Resources stated that the seismic activity occurred at about 10:31am with a 2.9 magnititude.
It stated that it occurred 7km Southwest from Waiqele Airport.
“A minor earthquake with shallow depth source location occurred in the Fiji region (Labasa),” the department stated.
“However, it does not pose any immediate threat to the region.”
For further information’s and queries, members of the public are advised to contact the Seismology Unit of the Mineral Resources Department on landline 3381611, mobile 9906165 or fax 3370039/3383910.